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April 13, 2017
Heart failure patients often rely on mechanical devices implanted into the heart to pump blood around the body. These devices take over the workload of the heart and are in direct contact with the blood. This can lead to complications such as clotting and strokes. In contrast the heart sleeve is placed outside and around the heart, and can therefore avoid these problems.Hennah, Exhibitions Developer, Science Museum
Ellen Roche is a biomedical engineer who develops medical devices for the treatment of cardiac disease. She leads the heart sleeve project.
What do people think about the heart sleeve? Here’s what our experts have to say…