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What’s Next for Pediatric-Scaled Continuous-Flow Total Artificial Heart

Biomedical engineers have developed a self-regulating pediatric continuous-flow total artificial heart that is small enough to be placed in infants. The device, which is still being tested, holds promise but faces challenges. Kioytaka Fukamachi, MD, PhD, explains how the device works, the challenges specific to creating and marketing the device, and his lab’s next steps.