This artificial heart is total, biocompatible and self-regulated, it slows down or accelerates when needed. The external battery is on a belt.
The procedure was performed on December 18, 2013 by the Georges Pompidou European Hospital team in Paris — a world first.
This first implant went smoothly, with the prosthesis automatically providing normal blood flow at a physiological rate. The patient is currently being monitored in intensive care. He is awake and able to talk to his family.
Two videos about this total artificial heart"