Cardio West Total Artificial Heart

Cardio West Total Artificial Heart

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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.
place made
United States: Arizona, Tucson
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
ID Number
2003.0337.01
catalog number
2003.0337.01
accession number
2003.0337
serial number
35328L089
Credit Line
Arthur A. Ciarkowski
subject
Cardiology
Surgery
Health Care
Artificial Organs
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Artificial Hearts
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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