Type: Critical Essays
Sample donated: Marjorie Griffin
Last updated: December 31, 2019
Heart is the most important part of thebody and the key of blood circulation. It is located beneath the sternum and isabout the size of our fist. The heart beats average seventy beats per minuteand pumps about 5 liters of blood per minute, or total volume of blood in the humanbody each minute. Humans are not able to live without heartsand many scientists have been focusing on how to mend a broken heart. There are four heart replacementtechnologies that are most well-known to modern science: Human Heart Donation,Xenotransplantation, Tissue Engineering, and Artificial Heart. Each method hassaved many lives who suffered or could die from the malfunction heart. To begin with, I would like to discussabout ‘Human Heart Donation’.
This method, as the name suggests, is replacingthe malfunction heart with donor’s heart which is donated from charity or possiblyindividual volunteers. Donation is the key to patients who desperately arewaiting for the heart plantation as severity of their hearts are critical. Assuch, the situations can be when other treatments for errors in the heart havenot worked, leading to heart failure in the future. When the operation of hearttransportation is done, you will be able to recover after the operation in justa few weeks although you will be weak at the start.
It is also very importantto have simple activities to strengthen your health; “pushing, pulling or heavylifting until your breastbone is fully healed.” (Bhf.org.uk, 2018) Second heart replacement technology is ‘Xenotransplantation’.As the prefix, ‘Xeno-‘ means alien, strange and guest, this technology, unlikefrom ‘Human Heart Donation’, is “any procedure that involves thetransplantation, implantation or infusion into a human recipient of either livecells, tissues, or organs from a nonhuman animal source.
” (Fda.gov, 2018) Thistechnology was developed by the fact that the need for the human organs farexceeds the current supply.