Heart Devices: Overview

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The heart muscle is located in the center of the chest. Its primary purpose is to pump oxygen rich blood throughout the body. The heart also carries the body's waste product, carbon dioxide, into the lungs to be expelled from the body. The heart has four chambers, the left atrium and ventricle, and the right atrium and ventricle.

There are many causes of heart related problems, such as poor diet, genetic disposition, and alcohol and tobacco consumption to name a few. Even some prescription and over-the-counter drugs can adversely affect the heart.

View sub-topics at right to learn more about some specific medical devices used to treat certain heart related conditions and some of the devices' more serious adverse side effects.

See Also

  1. Ancure Aorta Patch
  2. Boston Scientific TAXUS / Express2 Drug-eluting Coronary Stents
  3. CYPHER Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent (CYPHER Stent)
  4. Heart Rhythm Devices, Pacemakers and Defibrillators: Overview
  5. Medical Devices & Implants
  6. St. Jude Medical Mechanical Heart Valves
  7. Symmetry Bypass Connector
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