IIT Kanpur is ready with an artificial heart

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  • IIT Kanpur is ready with an artificial heart that would be of great help to people with acute cardiac problems.
  • IIT Kanpur Director, Abhay Karandikar, said that the trial on animals would begin next year.
  • He said, “Now heart transplant will be easy. Artificial hearts can be implanted in serious patients. IIT Kanpur and cardiologists from across the country have developed this artificial heart.
  • The trial on animals will start in February or March. After success in the trial, transplantation can be done in humans in the next two years.”
  • “Artificial heart is being developed to reduce the sufferings of the patients.
  • A team of ten scientists and doctors has prepared this artificial heart. After the success of the trial on animals, heart transplantation in humans will begin within two years,” he added.
  • He said that doctors and scientists should together prepare equipment and implants.
  • “India imports 80 percent of equipment and implants from abroad. Only 20 percent of the equipment and implants are being manufactured in India.
  • Most of the implants and stents for heart patients are being imported,” said the IIT Kanpur Director.

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