The Artificial Heart: Prototypes, Policies, and Patients
Institute of Medicine, Division of Health Care Services, Committee to Evaluate the Artificial Heart Program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Academies Press, Feb 1, 1991 - Medical - 312 pages
A significant medical event is expected in 1992: the first human use of a fully implantable, long-term cardiac assist device. This timely volume reviews the artificial heart program--and in particular, the National Institutes of Health's major investment--raising important questions.
The committee also offers three mechanisms to aid in allocating research and development funds.