This video, produced for Abiomed Inc., shows how AbioCor, a recently approved self-contained artificial heart, works.
The AbioCor’s bio-compatible pump is able to mimic the function of a human heart. Just as remarkable, it allows the blood to circulate through it and not get rejected. The mechanism gives the body a pulse and propels blood throughout the body in a fashion that is identical to the human body.
The AbioCor is made of titanium and advanced forms of medical polymers. It contains two blood pumping chambers separated by an active self-contained artificial septum which converts electricity into fluid motion by means of a miniaturized rotary pump driven by an electric motor.