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Artificial heart close to human trials

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A French medical team has developed an innovative prototype artificial heart, which could be tested in humans in two years.
 
The device weighs just 900 grams and with an external battery, should last for five years.
 
The man behind the concept, Alain Carpentier, told us: “I wanted everything to be incorporated in a single prosthesis which could be put inside the patient. That was the real tour de force, to miniaturise everything to the point where it could be inside the body.”