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First artificial heart, developed in Brazil is awaiting approval of MS

National model should cost only a fifth of the equivalent manufactured overseas, ranging between $ 30,000 and $ 60,000

 
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The first artificial heart developed by the Brazilian Institute of Cardiology Dante Pazzanese awaiting approval from the Ministry of Health for deployment in patients. The device was developed over ten years, calves and guinea pigs. National model does not replace the natural heart, but acts as an auxiliary organ. The artificial heart of Brazil is expected to cost only a fifth of the equivalent manufactured overseas, ranging between $ 30,000 and $ 60,000.

All research undertaken at the Institute Dante Pazzanese was funded by public agencies. According to the coordinator of the Center for Engineering Institute, Aron José Pazin de Andrade, the implantation surgery is simpler, since they do not have to take the patient's heart. And the patient's adaptation to the device is easier, because the control of the artificial heart is easier.

The device can increase the welfare and survival at a given patient. All cargo is the artificial pumping he does. The pumps into the natural and artificial artificial pumps out, details Andrade.

Despite the inconvenience caused to patients by the party organ that sits outside the body, it ensures that the equipment will bring a significant improvement in quality of life of patients. A box a little bigger than a cigarette pack containing the battery of the heart stays on the user's skin. Of course it will not have a normal life, because the machine has hung, but will have a much better condition of survival while awaiting transplantation.

Once approved by the ministry, the artificial heart must now be implanted in patients free of Dante Pazzanese. According to Andrade, the expectation is that then the procedure can be performed also in the network of the Unified Health System (SUS).

The development of artificial heart was funded by the Research Support Foundation of São Paulo (FAPESP), the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, the Ministry of Health of São Paulo and the Ministry of Health

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