Artificial hearts

Artificial hearts

The Carmat company, which is developing a total artificial heart, announced on Monday the first implantation of its prosthesis in Denmark, the third country to enter the PIVOT study, along with the Czech Republic and Kazakhstan. Artificial heart i...
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