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Artificial heart improves quality of life

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The experimental Smart Heart not only keeps people alive while they're waiting for a heart transplant…but it also allows them to have a normal quality of life.

Older models are big, heavy, and limits an active lifestyle… what's more, they don't fit everyone.

Cleveland Clinic Biomedical engineers, part of a Cleveland Clinic innovations spin off company, decided to improve the design.. And came up with the smart heart... Two pumps in one that's small and light.

One- third of heart failure patients may not qualify for a transplant…this heart gives them a permanent option that could last a decade.

Right now it's still in the experimental phase.

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