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Is it possible for you to go jogging with an artificial heart and get exercise?

Is it possible for you to go jogging with an artificial heart and get exercise?

Artificial heart: Most artificial heart power supplies wouldn't allow jogging but might allow stationary bicycle use. ...Read more

Dr. Ray Tidman
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Would it be a good idea to go jogging with an artificial heart and get exercise?

Would it be a good idea to go jogging with an artificial heart and get exercise?

No it is not a good: Not a good idea as artificial heart is only temporary till a heart for transplantation is available and it is only used as a temporary heart and you can not jogg and exercise with it. ...Read more

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Can you go jogging if you have an artificial heart and get exercise?

Can you go jogging if you have an artificial heart and get exercise?

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

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Pros and cons of an artificial heart?

Artificial heart: Pros: it can save your life

cons: you have a lot of complications to put up with. ...Read more

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What happened to the artificial heart?

What happened to the artificial heart?

Modified and used: Artificial hearts are being used for bridge-to-transplant as well as destination therapy. The more common models now use a corkscrew propeller-type pump to provide continuous blood flow rather than pulsatile. ...Read more

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When does someone need an artificial heart?

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

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How long can someone live with an artificial heart?

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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Need tips on where can you buy an artificial heart?

Artificial Heart: You can't buy it on your own. You have get it through a medicval provider (if you qualify). ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of having an artificial heart?

Life saving only: Artificial heart is transplanted in life saving situation and is only used till you can get a matching human heart for transplantation. ...Read more

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Help please? How long can a person live with an artificial heart?

Many years: That's a very complicated question. Co morbidities would play into the calculation. With good follow up care, you could live for many years ...Read more

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Is this a good thesis about how the artificial heart has impacted society?

Is this a good thesis about how the artificial heart has impacted society?

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

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Are there additional risks to having an artificial heart over a natural heart?

Are there additional risks to having an artificial heart over a natural heart?

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 more

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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

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Could an artificial heart be immune to heart attacks?

Artificial heart: An artificial heart doesn't isn't supplied by arteries so a classic heart attack isn't a problem. Artificial hearts come with their own unique problems which are not 'heart attacks' but can be quite bad problems in their own right. ...Read more

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How can you recharge the battery pack of an artificial heart?

Artificial heart: Read this:

http://www. Syncardia. Com/total-facts/total-artificial-heart-facts. Html

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Could a heart attack happen in an artificial heart?

Heart attack: If you have an artificial heart, you can't have a heart attack but you could have device failure. ...Read more

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Can you have sex if you have an artificial heart?

Can you have sex if you have an artificial heart?

Yes, If you're lucky: As my old mentor would say, "if you can catch her, you can have her." always best to ask you cardiologist though before proceeding. ...Read more

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What are the materials in an artificial heart valve?

What are the materials in an artificial heart valve?

See below: The structure of the current st jude valve, the most commonly used valve, is made of graphite with a prolytic carbon coating. There is a sewing cuff which is a ring around the valve shich is made of synthetic fiber like polyester, or teflon, or dacron. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How safe are artificial heart valves?

How safe are artificial heart valves?

Analyse risk/benefit: Artificial heart valves came on the medical scene in 1961. Prior to these life savers, open heart surgeons could repair damaged heart valves. A valve repair might last 1 to 6 years. The question you need answered is... Without a heart valve how will my health be? From that point you can get the risk of implanting and maintaining your new valve. Take a friend/family with you to help decide. ...Read more

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Why are artificial heart valves important?

Why are artificial heart valves important?

Artificial heart: They are important as a therapeutic option for patients whose native valves are causing severe trouble. Without the option their outcome can be very poor. ...Read more

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Is left ventricular assist device considered an artificial heart?

Yes: Lvads support the left ventricle which is one side of the heart, the left side, that pumps blood to the aorta. The right side pumps blood to the lungs. An artificial heart has both lvad and rvad. Both sides. ...Read more

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How is an artificial heart valve inserted into the b body?

How is an artificial heart valve inserted into the b body?

Surgery or Catheter: Traditionally, open heart surgery was the only way to replace heart valves. Techniques have now been developed to repair or replace some heart valves using catheters using less invasive methods (i.e. Closed chest procedures). ...Read more

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Is a heart transplant better or worse than a artificial heart transplant?

Better: Totally artificial hearts have fallen out of favor. Life expectancy has been very short, less than 2 years. ...Read more

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Can you become pregnant if you have an artificial heart? Will it be bad for the baby?

Can you become pregnant if you have an artificial heart? Will it be bad for the baby?

Yes/No ask Specilsts: I will assume you are female. If you are fertile, conception is possible. The demands of a pregnancy on the body are many & it would likely end life for both of you. The meds you take to manage your health may also produce defects in a fetus. A frank discussion of your hopes with your treatment team is important. They can give you a better idea of your personal risks. ...Read more

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Why do people with artificial heart valves have to take blood thinners?

Why do people with artificial heart valves have to take blood thinners?

Risk x clots: Artificial valves statistically are more prone to cause clots. Red blood cells crash against their hard surfaces triggering the cascade for clotting. This does not occur with bio prosthetic valves made of animals like pigs, or cadaver duramadre (meningeal layer). ...Read more

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