- Scientists have developed a 3D-printed soft silicone heart that closely resembles and functions like the human organ, and could help save lives of people who suffer from cardiac failure.
- About 26 million people worldwide suffer from heart failure. The soft artificial heart weighs 390 grams and has a volume of 679 cubic centimetres.
- The artificial heart has a right and a left ventricle, though they are not separated by a septum but by an additional chamber.
- This chamber is inflated and deflated by pressurised air and is required to pump fluid from the blood chambers.
Source: The Hindu
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