Israeli researchers built the heart of a “cyborg”. And yes, this word is absolutely adequate here. In order to beat continuously, the organ combines biological and technological parts.
Attempts with such a construction indicate new possibilities of “repairing” the heart without having to replace the organ. Artificial tissue behaves just like real tissue, contracting and expanding alternately. Electronic components inside allow you to monitor the condition of the organ, ensuring quick access to appropriate intervention measures in the event of such an emergency.
The technology is still being researched, so it will be a while before it reaches the wider medical community. However, this is an opportunity to find a new way of treating organ failure without risking transplant rejection.
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