Doctors from Australia implanted in one of the patients an artificial heart the size of the battery. The implant causes the heart valves to operate normally, writes The Daily Telegraph. The device supports the ventricles of the heart, resulting in patients with a weakened heart muscle, gain a second life.
A feature of the new implant dimensions, they are minimal. Several years ago one in five patients die waiting for a heart transplant. The new device should solve this problem and change the situation in the modern health care system.
The device is installed in the upper part of the heart. Once the body ceases to handle the load, part of it takes on an electronic device. Instead valve is embedded in the heart of the catheter, eliminating cardiac arrest.