Clean rooms, employees dressed like surgeons, caps on their heads, shoe protectors on their feet, who work in religious silence... In this building in an activity zone in Bois-d'Arcy (Yvelines), we fights for artificial hearts.
In fifteen years of existence, the Carmat start-up has enabled the completion of 50 implantations of this little gem of technology on patients waiting for a transplant in eight countries.
Fourteen of them subsequently benefited from a transplant.
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Francesco, a 46-year-old Italian suffering from end-stage biventricular heart failure, is one of the last patients to have benefited from it.
The operation took place in Milan.
In the coming months, ten more people should benefit from an Aeson heart.
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