walkitout (walkitout) wrote,
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LVAD story from Plano, TX

A friend pointed me at this because of a family connection:

http://www.the33tv.com/news/kdaf-space-shuttle-invention-story,0,4551178.story

If, like me, you went, "what's an LVAD"? My husband's answer was partly what is captured here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ventricular_assist_device

and partly, "That's what Dick Cheney got." R. also said, this is sort of sneaking up to an artificial heart.

It's a nice little story connecting medical technology with its origins in the engineering problems of space flight.

Thanks, M.!
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