A 31-year-old member asked:
if there were no scars or external power source, could someone tell if i had an artificial heart?
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Probably: Many artificial heart options have a sound that can be noted by being close to the person. It also depends on the patients weight.
Answered on May 2, 2015
Dr. Marguerite Barnett answered
42 years experience Plastic Surgery
Science fiction: Right now, there are no artificial hearts without scars/incisions to place them. Let's say someone invented a way to place a current artificial heart with internal power pack, we'd still be able to tell because it is a pump with no beat like a real heart. Of course if they were able to do that, maybe they would have invented a heart that beats but we have real medical questions to answer!
Answered on Apr 25, 2012
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