Cardio West Total Artificial Heart

Description
The CardioWest Artificial Heart is a smaller version of the Jarvik-7 Artificial Heart developed in the 1980's at the University of Utah. The CardioWest is used as a bridge to transplant, a temporary measure replacing a failing diseased heart with a mechanical pump while waiting for a human heart for transplantation.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
artificial heart
cardiology
date made
1985
maker
CardioWest Technologies Inc.
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 35 cm x 14 cm x 8 cm; 13 25/32 in x 5 1/2 in x 3 5/32 in
overall: 4 in x 5 1/2 in x 14 in; 10.16 cm x 13.97 cm x 35.56 cm
place made
United States: Arizona, Tucson
ID Number
2003.0337.01
catalog number
2003.0337.01
accession number
2003.0337
serial number
35328L089
subject
Cardiology
Surgery
Health Care
Artificial Organs
Artificial Hearts
Health & Medicine
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Artificial Hearts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
National Museum of American History
Related Publication
Copeland, Jack G. et al. Bridge to transplantation with the CardioWest total artificial heart: the international experience 1993 to 1995
Copeland, Jack G., III, M.D. et al. Comparison of the CardioWest Total Artificial heart, the Novacor Left Ventricular Assist system in bridge to transplantation

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