India is developing the world’s most advanced and affordable Artificial Heart (LVAD), or a Left Ventricular Assist Device. And it is being greeted as the next big thing in world healthcare because an Artificial Heart is rated as one of the most complex machines to build.
A left ventricular assist device (LVAD) or Artificial Heart is a pump used in patients with end-stage heart failure as a bridge while awaiting a heart transplant or as a destination therapy for those unable to go in for a transplant. It is an implantable battery-operated, mechanical pump, which helps the left ventricle (main pumping chamber of the heart) pump blood to the rest of the body.
The School of Medical Research and Technology (SMRT) at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur ((IIT-K) in Uttar Pradesh has announced the launch of Hridyantra, a grand challenge-based programme to develop the world’s most advanced Artificial Heart or a Left Ventricular Assist device (LVAD). The SMRT is a platform of interdisciplinary teaching and research in diverse areas of medical science and technology.
Medical Research and Technology (SMRT) in Uttar Pradesh has announced the beginning of Hridyantra, a grand challenge-based program to create the most cutting-edge Artificial Heart or Left Ventricular Assist device in the world (LVAD). The SMRT is a hub for multidisciplinary instruction and study across several branches of medical technology and science.