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Artificial hearts made from magnets and titanium could save many lives

08/07/2021 09:30 PM | Click to read full article

Heart failure affects over 10 million people in the US and Europe every year and the outlook for patients is often bleak. 

Attempts have been made to design artificial hearts since the 1950s, with little success. Many tests of artificial hearts over the years have involved seeing how many days – and it was often days – some poor animal could survive with one installed instead of its natural heart.