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heart transplant 2011-09-17 12:30:08 Reply

are these things possible?

im sure they are but theres a rage for "iron hearts" and artifical hearts but surely you can just give a new heart to a pateint from someone who died with a healthy heart.

its a muscle pump basically, so all you gotta do is cut out the patients heart with their main veins n arteys connected too some sort of blood supply, then connect each of the veins/arterys of the new heart and patient together and it more or less should be done

although id think you would need to jump start the heart like a car so I dunno if thats why they use those electrical things because muscles respond too electric impulses so you would shock it a few times too start it up.

this is obviously over simplified but I just dont see where you could go wrong.


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Response to heart transplant 2011-09-17 12:35:24 Reply

They're possible, but very complicated, even more so than other organ transplants.


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Response to heart transplant 2011-09-17 12:48:30 Reply

At 9/17/11 12:35 PM, Scarface wrote: They're possible, but very complicated, even more so than other organ transplants.

more complicated than creating an artifical heart?

thats just what i question


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Response to heart transplant 2011-09-17 12:56:52 Reply

At 9/17/11 12:48 PM, MrPercie wrote:
At 9/17/11 12:35 PM, Scarface wrote: They're possible, but very complicated, even more so than other organ transplants.
more complicated than creating an artifical heart?

thats just what i question

More complicated than creating an artificial pump?
Yes.


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Response to heart transplant 2011-09-17 13:34:44 Reply

Heart transplants have been around for awhile I believe. I havent had one but I've had my aortic valve replaced and when I was a baby I some weird balloon thing put into my heart or something. The stuff doctors can do nowadays is pretty damn amazing and it's only getting better!


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Response to heart transplant 2011-09-17 13:39:33 Reply

You know what would be cool, is if they could just remove some extremely poor person's heart for fun and then transplant it into you so then you could have two hearts, I mean how cool would that be, you could tell everyone that you bought a poor person's heart and had it put in and now you have two hearts running at the same time.


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Response to heart transplant 2011-09-17 13:39:54 Reply

Take the healthy heart out, get it pumping using a machine then put it in the other guy. Done.

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Response to heart transplant 2011-09-17 13:41:04 Reply

like a surgeon
organ transplants are my line
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Response to heart transplant 2011-09-17 13:55:53 Reply

At 9/17/11 12:30 PM, MrPercie wrote: are these things possible?

Yes, I've met someone who has had one. Very tricky surgery, likelihood of dying on the table etc, but the person that I know has had one has been going strong to this day.


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Response to heart transplant 2011-09-17 13:59:55 Reply

At 9/17/11 01:55 PM, Coop wrote:
At 9/17/11 12:30 PM, MrPercie wrote: are these things possible?
Yes, I've met someone who has had one. Very tricky surgery, likelihood of dying on the table etc, but the person that I know has had one has been going strong to this day.

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Response to heart transplant 2011-09-17 14:01:44 Reply

I read about how they flushed out the cells of one rat's heart (not still in the rat of course) then replaced them with another rat's cells. Could lead to getting organ transplants without anti-rejection drugs.

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Response to heart transplant 2011-09-17 14:07:33 Reply

At 9/17/11 02:01 PM, 066pop wrote: I read about how they flushed out the cells of one rat's heart (not still in the rat of course) then replaced them with another rat's cells. Could lead to getting organ transplants without anti-rejection drugs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDqh-r8TQ gs

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