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How long can someone live with an artificial heart?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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