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Artificial Heart Approved By FDA

I was looking at my feeds, when I got something new.  I recieved it from my Discovery News feed.  I’m going to be expressing my views a little, but you can read the full article here.  Anyways, I got this link from my Discovery News feed, which I already mentioned.  I don’t get a ton of feeds from them, and I don’t read too many, but this one sparked my interest.  I suggest you read it, then if you have here are my views.  It’s about an artificial heart device called AbioCor created by Abiomed Inc.  I think this is a great idea, considering that the device is going to give patients who would die in less than a month, a longer lifespan.  One man lived up to seventeen months, other than the one month.  My only two concerns are that some insurance plans might not be able to cover it so some people might not be able to afford it.  My other concern is that the strokes will occur too often.  The third factor that some people are interpreting as a product risk is the number of deaths while inserting the heart.  I don’t take these as a fault of the product, because heart surgeries are risky enough as it is.  I am glad that some people will be able to have a longer lifespan, even if it only is a few months (every second in life counts).  My hope is that this product will not only be successfull, but improve in the years to come.  This is a great strive forward in the health industry.  Today I have a closing message for you:

“Life is very short and there’s no time…”-We Can Work It Out, The Beatles.

Thank you for listening.   Remember that life can take turns all too quickly and you need to enjoy the good times while they last.




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