Dubbed an ‘organ preservation system,’ the Transmedics machine could revolutionize heart transplants forever. While it’s still being tested by a heart transplanting team at UCLA Medical, the Transmedics is already a certified game changer. What it does is preserve a beating heart until its ready to be transplanted. This marks a huge departure from ‘traditional’ open heart work.
See, the way it’s usually done is a ‘dead’ heart is kept in an icebox. With the Transmedics however, the ehart goes into a chamber where it’s going to be ‘perfused with oxygen and…blood.’
To test it, of course, requires warm bodies. The transplanting team is currently putting the Transmedics through its paces to prove if it’s a viable addition to any operating theatre. We think it is.
Can the same be done for human brains? We want to be cyborgs.
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Source UCLA Health