Mechanical heart pump, artwork

Mechanical heart pump, artwork

M561/0102 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.6MB

Downloadable file size: 823.9KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: HENNING DALHOFF / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Mechanical heart pump. Artwork of a man with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD, silver). This is powered by a battery pack (grey, lower center) and controlled by the box connecting the battery to the LVAD. The left ventricle is the main pumping chamber of the heart, responsible for the circulation of oxygenated blood through the body. When it stops working properly, an LVAD is implanted to assist blood circulation. The device is usually only a temporary aid, until a heart donor is found as a replacement. This LVAD is the HeartMate I. It is considered a medical standard, against which newer LVADs are compared, since it has been widely used since 1992.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 20th century, 21st century, adult, aid, aiding, artificial, artwork, assistance, battery, battery-powered, cardiac, cardiological, cardiology, caucasian, chest, circulatory system, controller, diagram, electrical, electrically powered, equipment, healthcare, heart, heart failure, heartmate 1, heartmate i, human, human body, illustration, implant, implantation, implanted, left ventricle, left ventricular assist device, lvad, machine, male, man, medical, medicine, operation, organ, patient, people, person, prosthesis, prosthetic, pump, pumping, standard, temporary, thorax, vad, white

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.