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if there were no scars or external power source, could someone tell if i had an artificial heart?

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Dr. Evert Eriksson
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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
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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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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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