16 May '13, 3pm

Artificial heart ready for human trial: via @eetimes

Artificial heart ready for human trial Anne-Francoise Pele 5/16/2013 9:58 AM EDT PARIS – France’s medical device maker Carmat SAS said it has obtained the approval to proceed with the first human implantations of its artificial heart. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number one cause of death globally, said the World Health Organization (WHO). “The number of people who die from CVDs will increase to reach 23.3 million by 2030. CVDs are projected to remain the single leading cause of death,” stated WHO. “9.4 million deaths each year, or 16.5 percent of all deaths, can be attributed to high blood pressure. This includes 51 percent of deaths due to strokes and 45 percent of deaths due to coronary heart disease.” Carmat's bioprosthetic artificial heart Carmat (Velizy Villacoublay, France) said it has received the approval to start testing its bioprosthetic artificial hea...

Full article: http://www.eetimes.com/design/medical-design/4414560/Arti...

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