Sunday, December 22, 2013

World's first artificial heart implanted in a Carmat ... - Senior News

An artificial heart was implanted Carmat December 18, 2013 to a patient of the European Hospital Georges Pompidou (Paris). A world first and a success for the French Research Professor Alain Carpentier and his team.


More specifically, this intelligent prosthesis behaves as a physiological heart, it contracts the same way,. accelerates its pace with the effort and slows down with the rest

It offers, on Not surprisingly, a new hope to patients with terminal heart failure whose future still depends grafts whose number remains insufficient …

With this medical feat, Professor Carpentier opens new therapeutic approach, which will be evaluated in a single clinical trial in the world which will involve the European Hospital Georges Pompidou, the Surgical Center Lannelongue Marie du Plessis-Robinson and North Laennec Hospital CHU de Nantes.

Note that this world premiere is the culmination of a journey that has enjoyed an exemplary public-private partnership between the hospital, academia and privately. It proves that excellence in medicine and biomedical research, coupled with technological advances which our French industry is capable, are great assets for France.

Marisol Touraine, Minister of Social Affairs and Health congratulates “ Professor Carpentier, inventor of this revolutionary cardiac prosthesis, teachers Noêl Jean Fabiani, Christian Latremouille and Daniel Duveau who operated the patient and the entire surgical team of the European

Meanwhile Hospital Georges Pompidou “. Geneviève Fioraso, Minister of Higher Education and Research, also welcomed Professor Carpentier and his team” who made after twenty-five years of research, the first implantation of an artificial heart in humans “.

recall Alain Carpentier, a professor emeritus at the University Descartes, provided decisive cardiology, particularly surgery of heart valves and heart failure contributions. For twenty-five years he worked on this project to build an artificial heart in conjunction with his company Carmat, created in 2008.

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