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  • networthdev networthdev Dec 7, 2013 10:04 AM Flag

    Jarvik Heart lands Japanese approval

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    Jarvik Heart lands approval from the Japanese Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Agency for its Jarvik 2000 heart, a left ventricular-assist device.

    "The Jarvik 2000 is capable of supporting patients as small as 4' 6" tall & weighing less than 85 lbs. and as big as 6' 2" tall & weighing more than 225 lbs., by utilizing different speeds for the different sizes."

 
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