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(Telegraph)   France implants first artificial heart. Subby is split on "Welcome to 1983" and "See, socialism has a heart now" jokes   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 35
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2013-12-21 04:05:06 PM
Unlike previous artificial hearts, created mainly for temporary use, the design by the French Carmat biomedical firm is intended to replace a real heart for as many as five years.


They have a different definition of temporary than most people, I think.
 
2013-12-21 04:07:23 PM
Crack open the chest every five years? Pass.
 
2013-12-21 04:08:11 PM
Lol, Drudge is reporting it as the World's First.
 
2013-12-21 04:08:23 PM
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2013-12-21 04:09:33 PM
If those monkeys didn't eat so much cheese, maybe their hearts wouldn't surrender so easily.
 
2013-12-21 04:09:40 PM
Nice subs.

Except the socialism/heart joke makes far less sense than capitalism/heart. Speaking strictly of definitions.
 
2013-12-21 04:11:04 PM
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2013-12-21 04:13:28 PM
Does this mean they can spend more time working on artificial teeth?
 
2013-12-21 04:15:07 PM
So.... Can someone explain to me how this is a "world's first?". I thought we were long past this. It feels like France is calling "Boobies" about five hundred comments into the thread.
 
2013-12-21 04:16:13 PM

mithras_angel: Unlike previous artificial hearts, created mainly for temporary use, the design by the French Carmat biomedical firm is intended to replace a real heart for as many as five years.


They have a different definition of temporary than most people, I think.


It's all relative.  When you've got patients whose condition means that buying green bananas would be unreasonably optimistic, five years might as well be permanent.
 
2013-12-21 04:18:59 PM

the_chief: Lol, Drudge is reporting it as the World's First.



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LOLWAT?
 
2013-12-21 04:21:58 PM
media.cleveland.com

This is a heart with all heart cells washed away. All that's left is the 'superstructure' of the heart. In theory, it can then be seeded with cells of the patient, which will take over the 'empty' superstructure and turn it into a heart that 'belongs' to the patient, reducing rejection to nearly nothing.

Currently testing for this process is going on in mice, but there's real hope that this process could turn, say, pig kidneys into human kidneys.

/Video with Neil Degrasse Tyson
 
2013-12-21 04:24:20 PM

brimed03: So.... Can someone explain to me how this is a "world's first?". I thought we were long past this. It feels like France is calling "Boobies" about five hundred comments into the thread.


You'll notice the title of TFA is "France implants its first artificial heart," meaning the first one developed indigenously.  Blame submitter for the misunderstanding.
 
2013-12-21 04:28:08 PM
The French have excellent heart health usually.  Smug disdain for anything different is very cardioprotective.
 
2013-12-21 04:28:35 PM
No word on implantable courage eh.
 
2013-12-21 04:32:11 PM

Ringshadow: This is a heart with all heart cells washed away. All that's left is the 'superstructure' of the heart. In theory, it can then be seeded with cells of the patient, which will take over the 'empty' superstructure and turn it into a heart that 'belongs' to the patient, reducing rejection to nearly nothing.

Currently testing for this process is going on in mice, but there's real hope that this process could turn, say, pig kidneys into human kidneys.

/Video with Neil Degrasse Tyson


They've already done this with a trachea for a throat cancer patient, but thinking of it for a "true" organ is pretty mind blowing.

It's really amazing how we're learning how to rebuild the body one piece at a time.
 
2013-12-21 04:42:20 PM
Barney Clark and his Jarvik 7 are not amused.
 
2013-12-21 04:47:34 PM

Lenny_da_Hog:


Oh, Picard. Why did you have to go and start a brawl with those Naucigans?
 
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2013-12-21 04:51:47 PM
Saline or silicone?

 
2013-12-21 04:59:48 PM

Ringshadow: [media.cleveland.com image 665x886]

This is a heart with all heart cells washed away. All that's left is the 'superstructure' of the heart. In theory, it can then be seeded with cells of the patient, which will take over the 'empty' superstructure and turn it into a heart that 'belongs' to the patient, reducing rejection to nearly nothing.

Currently testing for this process is going on in mice, but there's real hope that this process could turn, say, pig kidneys into human kidneys.

/Video with Neil Degrasse Tyson


That looks delicious.
 
2013-12-21 05:01:06 PM

armor helix: Lenny_da_Hog:

Oh, Picard. Why did you have to go and start a brawl with those Naucigans?


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Well, how can he do an epic facepalm if  he's only a lieutenant?
 
2013-12-21 05:05:14 PM

Thingster: It's really amazing how we're learning how to rebuild the body one piece at a time.


You said it, bro.
 
2013-12-21 05:20:36 PM
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2013-12-21 05:41:25 PM
At least in the US you know you're getting a real heart, not some fake knock-off.
 
2013-12-21 05:50:53 PM
I've a few Dick Cheney jokes coming to mind too.
 
2013-12-21 06:35:59 PM

ansius: I've a few Dick Cheney jokes coming to mind too.


Hes more machine now than man.
 
2013-12-21 07:00:21 PM
That's super but if you guys could get to work on the artificial liver, that would be great.
 
2013-12-21 08:06:53 PM

Mugato: That's super but if you guys could get to work on the artificial liver, that would be great.


Yeah if you could come in and work tomarrow that would be great.
 
2013-12-21 08:26:58 PM
"The doctor says I'll need an AbioCor," Tom said halfheartedly.
 
2013-12-21 09:47:50 PM
Now, can we build a better one than we can grow? Will there be a technology race.

I hope so.

The end of transplants will save many lives, and improve the quality of life for many more. Without the bad feelings people have about donating, the worry of a black market, and pretty much a whole host of other problems from 70's sci-fi.
 
2013-12-21 11:09:49 PM

brimed03: So.... Can someone explain to me how this is a "world's first?". I thought we were long past this. It feels like France is calling "Boobies" about five hundred comments into the thread.


This IS the world's first totally implantable artificial heart - the first artificial heart that doesn't need to feed any tubes or wires through the skin.

That should greatly reduce the risk of infection which is one of the main reasons for failure of implanted artificial hearts.
 
2013-12-21 11:18:50 PM

Sum Dum Gai: This IS the world's first totally implantable artificial heart - the first artificial heart that doesn't need to feed any tubes or wires through the skin.


Actually, nevermind, the abiocor was first.  This has more than double the anticipated lifespan though, which is promising.
 
2013-12-22 03:08:33 AM
Bovine tissue?
Mad cow zombies!
 
2013-12-22 01:14:57 PM
People should learn to let go.
 
2013-12-22 06:51:08 PM
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It's OK buddy, I haven't forgotten you.
 
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