Now 3D silicone heart to make a difference for cardiac patients

Q.  Scientists have developed a 3D printed heart made of which material, that functions like the human organ?
- Published on 17 Jul 17

a. Soft silicone
b. Carbon
c. Plastic
d. Both a and c

ANSWER: Soft silicone
 
Now 3D silicone heart to make a difference for cardiac patientsScientists have developed a 3D-printed soft silicone heart that closely resembles and functions like the human organ, and could help save lives of people who suffer from cardiac failure.

About 26 million people worldwide suffer from heart failure.

The soft artificial heart weighs 390 grams and has a volume of 679 cubic centimetres.

It is a silicone monoblock with complex inner structure/

The artificial heart has a right and a left ventricle, though they are not separated by a septum but by an additional chamber.

This chamber is inflated and deflated by pressurised air and is required to pump fluid from the blood chambers.

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