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Artificial heart

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Abstract

Super-pure plutonium-238 could use heat produced during fission to power an implanted artificial heart. Three model hearts have worked for some time. Concern that excess heat would make the procedure unsafe for humans has broadened the search for another energy source, such as electrohydraulic drive or an external power battery. A back pack approach may provide an interim solution until materials are developed which can withstand heart activity and be small enough for implantation.
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Publication Date:
Oct 18, 1984
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-86-040080
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: TASS; (USSR); Other Information: JPRS-UBB-85-002 23 Jan 1985
Subject:
07 ISOTOPES AND RADIATION SOURCES; ARTIFICIAL ORGANS; ENERGY SOURCES; RADIOISOTOPE HEAT SOURCES; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; HEART; MEDICINE; PLUTONIUM 238; TEMPERATURE EFFECTS; ACTINIDE ISOTOPES; ACTINIDE NUCLEI; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BODY; CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; HEAT SOURCES; HEAVY NUCLEI; ISOTOPES; NUCLEI; ORGANS; PLUTONIUM ISOTOPES; RADIOISOTOPES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 070302* - Isotopic Power Supplies- Uses- (-1987)
OSTI ID:
6164379
Country of Origin:
USSR
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
HEDB
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Pages: vp
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Not Available. Artificial heart. USSR: N. p., 1984. Web.
Not Available. Artificial heart. USSR.
Not Available. 1984. "Artificial heart." USSR.
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title = {Artificial heart}
author = {Not Available}
abstractNote = {Super-pure plutonium-238 could use heat produced during fission to power an implanted artificial heart. Three model hearts have worked for some time. Concern that excess heat would make the procedure unsafe for humans has broadened the search for another energy source, such as electrohydraulic drive or an external power battery. A back pack approach may provide an interim solution until materials are developed which can withstand heart activity and be small enough for implantation.}
journal = {TASS; (USSR)}
journal type = {AC}
place = {USSR}
year = {1984}
month = {Oct}
}