artificial heart


any of various four-chambered devices, modeled on the human heart, that pump blood by attachment to a power source and that are constructed for temporary external use or for implantation as a temporary or permanent heart replacement.

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Medicine definitions for artificial heart

artificial heart


A mechanical pump used to replace the function of a damaged heart, either temporarily or as a permanent internal prosthesis.

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