Heart Kept Beating Outside Body

from the creepy dept

Ron Morris writes “I just think this is cool… It reminds me of some 50s horror movie. And there’s a photo too!” He’s talking about the incredibly creepy device that is being tested to keep a human heart beating outside the body. Apparently, similar devices have been used for kidneys and other non-human organs. The device basically keeps pumping warm blood into the heart to keep it going for a bit longer than they could if it were just left on ice.

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