Artificial heart, drawing

Artificial heart, drawing

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Caption: Illustration of a new total artificial heart. It replaces the two heart ventricles linked to the two original auricles. These ventricles are filled with a hydraulic fluid pumped by two mechanical valves, which recreates the normal working of the ventricles. The right ventricle pumps CO2-filled blood towards the lungs in order to oxygenate the blood, the left ventricle pumps oxygen-rich blood through the body. The prosthesis in the thorax is linked to two batteries outside the body by a tube that exits in the patients abdomen.

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Keywords: anatomical, anatomy, artificial heart, artificial implant, artwork, blood, blood circulation, cardiac surgery, cardio-vascular system, cardiology, heart, heart-assist, human, implant, medicine, organ, prosthesis, pump, surgery, treatment

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