Healthy Living: Artificial Hearts

More than 3,000 people are on the waiting list for a heart transplant on any given day, but only 2,200 donor hearts are available each year. 

For a few critically ill heart patients, the total artificial heart is their best chance for survival. 

The total artificial heart is FDA approved only as a bridge to heart transplant, not as a permanent replacement for a failing organ.

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