Jarvik-7 Artificial Heart

Jarvik-7 Artificial Heart

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Description (Brief)
This dissected Jarvik-7 Total Artificial Heart (TAH), had been implanted in James Burcham April, 14, 1985 at the Humana Heart Institute International in Louisville, Kentucky. Burcham lived with the device for ten days. The heart pump has a right and left ventricle with four tilting disc valves. Each ventricle contains a flexible diaphragm constructed with multiple layers of polyurethane.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
artificial heart
cardiology
artificial heart, dissected
date made
about 1985
maker
Symbion, Inc.
place made
United States: Utah, Salt Lake City
Measurements
overall, all pieces, as stored: 2 1/2 in x 6 in x 11 7/8 in; 6.35 cm x 15.24 cm x 30.1625 cm
overall: 12 cm x 14 cm x 12.5 cm; 4 23/32 in x 5 1/2 in x 4 29/32 in
ID Number
2010.0200.02.01
accession number
2010.0200
catalog number
2010.0200.02
Credit Line
William C. DeVries, M.D.
subject
Artificial Organs
Cardiology
Medicine
Surgery
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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