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

  1. 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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  3. by   ClearBlueOctoberSky
    Awesome! Thanks for the link, Esme.
  4. by   sweetLVN7
    They are also doing this with lungs for lung transplant patients at UCSF.
  5. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    Wasn't this on an episode of "Grey's Anatomy?"
  6. by   Esme12
    I don't know I don't watch it.....
  7. by   fetch
    Yeah, and that's the phrase they kept repeating all episode too, "heart in a box"!
  8. by   Esme12
    It's the companies tag line....I think the development of this technology is fascinating.
  9. by   lovenotwar14
  10. by   teeniebert
    This is, quite possibly, the coolest thing I have ever seen.
  11. by   Esme12
    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. by   xoemmylouox
    Yes it was on Greys Anatomy. Very awesome!!