Wait, artificial heart in 1969!!!! Hard to believe, but yes. And not just that, this futuristic machine of that time kept its patient alive for 65 hours.
The medical wonder nearly 50 years ago, is now on display at Smithsonian institute in Washington DC, USA.
The machine was connected to an exterior console and kept a constant blood flow using a double pneumatic pump. The doctors could also monitor and regulate the patient’s blood flow and pressure with it.
But even with all the technology and medical genius, Haskell Karp could not be saved. He died a few days later after the operation.
But the leap in technology that engineers and scientists took in that time is admirable.
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