Artificial heart is a reality in Mexico

Have you ever imagined that technology would help you extend your life? This is a reality after the Hospital of Cardiology of the National Medical Center Siglo XXI, of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), will carry out the first transplant of heart artificial in Mexico and in Latin America.

To create the implant, which replaces the function of heart In a temporary and definitive way, it took more than 20 years of research by a group of IMSS doctors, as well as experts in biomedical engineering, academic institutions, scientific research and the pharmaceutical industry.

This type of transplant seeks to improve the quality of life of patients who require surgery. myocardium or have heart failure , as is the case of professor Sergio Ortiz Gama, who also recovers from a renal failure, as well as respiratory and liver problems.

Do you want to know how a transplant ? In the following video of The universal , the doctors of the IMSS detail the procedure where specialists anesthesiologists, ventricular system technicians, nurses, surgeons, intensivists and cardiologists participated:

With this kind of transplant it seeks to extend the life of people who suffer from heart disease , which is one of the leading causes of death in the world.

Figures of the World Health Organization (WHO) reveal that annually 17.5 million people die from this type of disease; while in Mexico there are 80 thousand cases of patients with heart failure a year, that is why it is important that you learn to prevent this disease. And you, would you submit to a transplant like this?

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Video Medicine: The Artificial Heart: A New Ending? - Professor Martin Elliott (June 2021).