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Artificial Heart Researchers
To Work With Abiomed, Inc.

Artificial Heart

The Penn State completely implantable total electric artificial heart is being developed in cooperation with ABIOMED, Inc., Danvers, Mass.

The Penn State Heart is designed to replace a patient's irreversibly failing heart. It is implanted, along with a controller and energy transmission system, in the space left by removal of the patient's heart. Once the system is implanted in the patient, no wires, tubes or other connections protrude through the skin.

The Penn State Heart, the result of nearly 30 years of research, is one of the most successful devices to emerge from a program supported by the U.S. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institutes. The device is expected to enter clinical trials in about two years.

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