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Resilient Hearts I


Episode 10

Lyes Kadem

The heart - a giant pump, the most machine-like and yet the most human of organs.  Every minute, it pumps about five litres of blood through a system of blood vessels nearly 100,000 kilometres long - that's about 7,500 litres of blood every day. But could a mechanical device do the job just as well? In this episode, Lyes Kadem speaks with Clea Desjardins about what it means to engineer mechanical hearts - and what might replace the pacemaker of the future.  With host Francine Pelletier.  

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