Previously considered a bridge to heart transplantation, artificial hearts are now being considered as a 'destination' therapy since they have become fully implantable. Materials science, fluid dynamics, pump technology, advanced electronics, advanced power supplies and better control of blood clotting have all contributed to this development. This lecture will describe these developments and consider some of the risks of the devices both for the individual and, if successful, for society.

The event is open to members and to the general public. No booking is needed.

A voluntary donation of £2 would be welcomed from visitors to contribute to running costs.

Telephone number for information: 07968 078827

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