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Palpitations: You are having palpitations, which can be caused by many things, including thyroid issues, anxiety, arrhythmias, caffeine, hypoglycemia, among many other things. You need to be evaluated both with blood tests and possibly with a 24 hour monitor called a holter monitor to see what the heart is doing during these episodes from an electrical standpoint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood clots can form: All artificial surfaces are more likely to cause blood to clot than the natural lining (called endothelium) of blood vessels or the heart. If a clot forms in the heart, a piece may break off + travel to the brain, causing a stroke. To prevent clotting, blood thinners are used with an artificial heart, + there is risk of bleeding. Natural is always better than artificial, if there is a choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It could be: If you are talking about a topic for a thesis then yes. Artificial hearts or vads (ventricular assist devices) have changed the way we approach heart failure and have the potential for huge impacts in the future including costs. The heart lung machine which is temporary support has had a tremendous impact on the treatment of heart disease since the 1950's which it was developed. ...Read more
Artificial heart: Long discussion of this one to be reasonably complete...but.....in the simplest way without exposition of the complications in the decision making(and there are many).......when the patient will die without it. BUT it isn't that simple........ ...Read more
Artificial heart: Until recently there wasn't a small enough portable power system for an artificial heart to allow activity such as jogging. Stationary bicycle riding is possible. There may be jogging possible with artificial hearts in the future but I don't believe the present clinical equipment state along with the medication state allows it. ...Read more
What to do if a close family friend is in need of a artificial heart as soon as possible, where could i buy one, and approximately would it cost?
Artificial heart: Read this: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/artificial_heart it is unlikely you could buy one, it is a prescribed medical therapy and should only be available on physician order. ...Read more
No certain answer: There is no real answer to this question since there are a number of different artificial hearts implanted for different reasons, some just assist the damaged heart and some replace its actions all together. Usually the artificial heart is a bridge to transplant with a real donor heart. The longest survival without a replacement human heart transplant is a little over 1500 days at present. ...Read more
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