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    Look! My Spine! RubenX's Avatar
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    The people with no pulse will walk among us...

    According to this news linky here, a rotary pump has been successfully tested on a human as a heart replacement. Having a continuous flow, there is no pulse.

    I imagine such a thing would freak out any triage nurse.
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    Dick Cheney has one of those. I expect he would freak out a triage nurse with or without a pulse.

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    How do you tell if an unconscious person with one of these is alive? Will the heart keep pumping after they die? I suppose you could check for respiration, but I don't know how well that works in comparison for checking for pulse.

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    I suppose the pump would go as long as there is battery power, whether the user/patient is alive or dead.
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    Rotary? As in Wankel? Zoom zoom

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