How it Beats.

An artificial heart is about the size of an orange, this machine is connected to
the chest to replace a failing heart. It may have several
valves, a mechanism to propel blood forward, and one or more chambers. Sometimes an artificial heart may help your heart temporarily, until the normal heart recovers. If this is
the case, the artificial heart will be removed when it is no longer needed. More commonly,
when there is irreversible heart muscle damage and the heart can t recover, the artificial
heart stays until you can have a heart transplant. If no other options are available, an artificial heart may completely and permanently replace your heart.

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