Could Heart Transplants Become A Thing Of Past?

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Heart transplants save the lives of more than 2,100 Americans every year. But many more patients are still waiting for a new heart to become available, and hundreds will die without ever getting a second chance at life.

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Meanwhile, tens of thousands more people aren't sick enough to need a transplant, but struggle every day with severe heart failure that limits all aspects of their lives.

Could technology be the solution - whether temporary, or permanent - for many of these people? Could heart transplants ever become a thing of the past?

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