50 patients to get heart pump in trial
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UK's first heart pump: 2018 clinical trial date set

The UK's first artificial heart pump has moved a step closer to being used on patients, scientists have said.

It has been developed at Swansea University's Institute of Life Science 2 by Calon Cardio and clinical trials are due to begin in late 2018 with the aim of a full rollout two years later.

The pump is implanted into the failing heart and should last about 10 years.

  • 24 Jun 2017
  • From the section Wales
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