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Bionic women and men: Heart failure and an artificial heart pump

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posted on 24.03.2022, 16:47 authored by Eric StohrEric Stohr
Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have been developed for heart failure patients when medicine does not work and a transplant is unavailable. These devices provide a continuous flow of blood around the body, creating ‘humans without a pulse’, and thus presenting a unique opportunity to examine blood flow and heart function in relation to overall health. Dr Eric J. Stöhr, of Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK, and Columbia University, USA, is a key member of the HIT-LVAD trial team (led by Dr McDonnell in Cardiff and Prof Colombo in NYC), a research project aiming to understand the biology of LVAD patients and using the insights to benefit the patients’ health and the general public.

Funding

Barry J McDonnell and Eric J Stöhr have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 705219 [“HIT-LVAD trial”].

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Stöhr, Eric (2018) 'Bionic women and men: Heart failure and an artificial heart pump', Research Features

Cardiff Met Affiliation

  • Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences

Cardiff Met Authors

Eric Stöhr

Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group

  • Cardiovascular Physiology

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