Resilient Hearts I
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.