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New Life Saving Heart Pump Developed

A medical research team at Leicester University are currently developing a brand new heart pump which can help those who are suffering with heart failure. Also known as the LVAD - or Left Ventricular Assist Device - the artificial heart pump can be used on those who are currently waiting for a heart transplant, but are not likely to survive the wait.  The surgery will include a laparoscopic surgery, where the new heart pump can be inserted not into, but next to the existing heart, as to avoid as much possibility of infection and blood clotting. The LVAD is said to save and improve the quality of lives of patients worldwide and is being funded by the British Heart Foundation.  Dr David Adlam, Associate Professor and Interventional Cardiologist in the Department of Cardiovas

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