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HEART IN A BOX........

  1. 2 Talk about amazing....
    It's really hard for me to believe that a tailgate-style cooler packed with ice is what saves lives every day. This solution? Holy. Cow.

    Warning: The device is awesome, but it is visually shocking.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Nov 6, '13
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    About Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

    Esme12 has '35' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'critical care, ED, Cath lab,CTPAC,Trauma'. From 'east coast'; 54 Years Old; Joined Aug '05; Posts: 37,721; Likes: 45,955.

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  3. Visit  ClearBlueOctoberSky profile page
    Awesome! Thanks for the link, Esme.
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  4. Visit  sweetLVN7 profile page
    They are also doing this with lungs for lung transplant patients at UCSF.
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  5. Visit  Not_A_Hat_Person profile page
    Wasn't this on an episode of "Grey's Anatomy?"
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  6. Visit  Esme12 profile page
    I don't know I don't watch it.....
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  7. Visit  fetch profile page
    Yeah, and that's the phrase they kept repeating all episode too, "heart in a box"!
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  8. Visit  Esme12 profile page
    It's the companies tag line....I think the development of this technology is fascinating.
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  10. Visit  teeniebert profile page
    This is, quite possibly, the coolest thing I have ever seen.
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  11. Visit  Esme12 profile page
    I know right?

    I remember in school I had to write a paper on a revolutionary medical invention. I got assigned the mechanical heart....specifically the Jarvick 7 heart. Invented by Robert Jarvick.....
    Robert Jarvik, MD is widely known as the inventor of the first successful permanent artificial heart, the Jarvik 7. In 1982, the first implantation of the Jarvik 7 in patient Barney Clark caught the attention of media around the world. The extraordinary openness of this medical experiment, facilitated by the University of Utah, fueled heated public debate on all aspects of medical research.

    There was NO information on this and I had to write to the inventor and he was wonderful in his response.

    Look where we are today. I am awestruck.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Nov 11, '13
  12. Visit  xoemmylouox profile page
    Yes it was on Greys Anatomy. Very awesome!!
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