This Squishy Artificial Heart is incredible

This Squishy Artificial Heart is incredible

A silicone heart, created by a 3D printer, was found to function in fundamentally the same way as an actual human heart. The researchers claim their artificial organ is the first prosthetic heart that's entirely soft, created to mimic the shape and movement of the human heart as closely as possible.

Silicone, a material that's known to be accepted by the body, was used due to the material's ability to help engineers overcome the complex pumps, valves and chambers that the heart utilizes to push blood through the body.

The researchers explain current heart pumps are not sufficient and lack the physiological factor of a pulse.

"Therefore, our goal is to develop an artificial heart that is roughly the same size as the patient's own one and which imitates the human heart as closely as possible in form and function", said Cohrs in a statement from ETH Zurich.

Cohrs explains: "This was simply a feasibility test". "Our goal was not to present a heart ready for implantation, but to think about a new direction for the development of artificial hearts".

For the next prototype, the researchers plan on significantly improving the tensile strength so the artificial heart can beat on for hours if it has to. There is a great need for new devices in this area, as on any given day, around 3,000 people in the USA alone sit on the waiting list for a heart transplant.

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Anastasios Petrou, a doctoral student part of the Product Development Group Zurich, led by Professor Mirko Meboldt tested the performance of the squishy artificial heart.

The creators of the new artificial pump used this testing environment to test the efficiency of their simulated organ.

Patients with severe cardiovascular problems are typically hooked up to blood pumps while they wait for a donor organ or for their own heart to recover.

The special testing area for the silicone heart. It doesn't help that the human body also has a tendency to reject the metal and plastic instruments now in use, which look more like vehicle parts than organic tissue.

Nobody really knows when the prospect of a transplantable 3D printed heart could become a reality, but that won't stop researchers attempting to harness the power of 3D printing to make highly advanced replicas of one of our most vital organs.

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