So assuming it just circulates blood at a constant rate? What's it run off of? Some iron man reactor shjt strapped to your chest?
@MLG Farmville, I mean they do have pacemakers that are run off of nuclear power.
@Dragoon0106, sounds dope as hell cuz. "Yeah I got no pulse from a heart replacement that runs on nuclear power."
@El Batman, yea I know that a visitor to the White House set off one of their detectors with one once, quite the scare.
@MLG Farmville, That's an old design; heartmate II. The power comes from external batteries via a cable that comes out of your abdomen. The patient has to pay close attention to battery maintenance or they die.
The therapy is supposed to be a bridge to transplant, but some who aren't transplant candidates get them as "destination therapy."
And most oat do not have detectable pulses, though some do.
@MLG Farmville, From what my buddy in the medical field tells me (he is a cardiologist), soon they may be able to run these artificial hearts off the person's own bio-thermal energy. Basically run off their own body heat.
@Doge with an iPhone, I'm probably gonna get shjt for this but if you thought we wouldn't know what biothermal would mean you probably shoulda left it out and just gone with body heat
@MLG Farmville, it's coal powered duh
@MLG Farmville, probably connected to some batteries that you'll have to carry around constantly in a backpack
Scare some doctors if they don't know you have it.
The guy on the bottom is an operator for Rainbow Six Siege. His special ability is to use an equipment that can detect a remote pulse and signaling the location of where that pulse is coming from to detect enemies through walls.
The picture to the right is actually an LVAD which isn't a replacement for a heart it just basically helps hearts that don't pump well.. the one to the left is an artificial heart (syncardia) but they are usually used to just keep a person alive long enough to get a transplant.. and I believe the longest one has ever lasted so far is around 4 years
@Laurenkelly, At least one patient going for more than a decade, but typically 4 years is what to expect.
@Laurenkelly, I've heard of these, don't they destroy cells which eventually becomes a problem because your body isn't replacing them at a comparable rate?
If you don't use the pulse chibi when running IQ, you're doing it wrong.
I've heard of these, basically if they put this in you you're pretty close to death anyway
Screw drive like a fuel pump?
@GunSupporter, Magnetically levitated impeller
@EatMyAss, bearingless. Neat.
@GunSupporter, very neat. Friction causes lysis of blood cells, which ain't a good thing.
The newer design of this pump, HeartMate iii, has even less friction and uses a pulsation algorithm to prevent clotting, extending device lifetime and reducing stroke events.
@EatMyAss, I need to look into medical mechanics more. I love the theories and concepts.
@GunSupporter, There are a lot more theories than surviving patients, tho.
@EatMyAss, I'm sure. It's just mechanical porn to me.
@GunSupporter, In that case, ECMO aught to make your naughty bits tingle with excitement.
@EatMyAss, thank you kind sir.
It absolutely cannot permanently replace your heart. It's for people who need their heart replaced and can't get a transplant right away
Time to play dead at work