Miniature ‘Egg Whisk’ Pump Allows At-Risk Patients To Have Heart Surgery

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A miniature ‘egg whisk’ pump has been pioneered by a British doctor to help the heart pump blood round the body during life-saving surgery.  The pump, which rotates faster than a high-speed food blender, allows patients with weak hearts to have an artery unblocked without the risk of kidney failure or cardiac arrest.

 

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