The heart – a unique pump

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  • Sunday, 10 Jul 2005

IF Mary Shelly really had to design a Frankenstein from scratch, I’ll wager that she’d get stuck at the level of the heart. It may not be easy to source one that’ll work. Forget about the brain (neurologists may disagree!), it’s supposed to be Frankenstein anyway!  

Have you ever wondered about the things that make the heart unique as a pump? Let us look at the various things that make the heart what it is, why it gets damaged, how we can treat them, how effective these treatments are and what happens when the pump fails. (Haven’t we talked about this before? Not quite).  

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