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TINY LIFESAVING PUMP AVOIDS OPEN HEART SURGERY

June 1, 2006
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A tiny device could relieve the need for open heart surgery for thousands of patients. The dual-purpose pump would be fed into an artery in the groin area and pushed up inside the body until it reaches the heart. Once there it would be powered by a battery pack worn on a belt.
The Daily Mail