Fearful Symmetries

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16 December, 2006

This Is Just Creepy

A man in Canada recently received a mechanical heart. No biggie. But this model keeps blood flowing at a steady pace resulting in no pulse and no measurable blood pressure:

The new mechanical heart, which is powered by batteries located in pouches on Mr. Langevin's body, provides a continuous flow of blood so the patient has no pulse.

“Mr. Langevin happens to be the only individual currently living in Canada without a pulse and without a measurable blood pressure,” Dr. Cecere said Wednesday.
|| Palmer, 10:00 AM


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