Korean artificial heart (AnyHeart): An experimental study and the first human application

Kyung Sun, Ho Sung Son, Jae Seung Jung, Bong Kyu Cheong, Jae Seung Shin, Kwang Taik Kim, Hye Won Lee, Sang Su Ahn, Sung Young Park, Hye Jung Oh, Hwan Sung Lee, Eun Bo Shim, Yang Rae Rho, Hyuk Soo Lee, Byoung Goo Min, Hyoung Mook Kim

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A Korean artificial heart (AnyHeart) has been implanted in 29 various animals (52-470 kg) to evaluate hemodynamic performance and electromechanical stability. Most were implantable biventricular assist devices in use. A right thoracotomy approach has been a standard technique of implantation. A preclinical fitting test was also performed to observe anatomical feasibility and to compare surgical techniques in 10 human cadavers. The first case of human application was made as a lifesaving procedure on June 12, 2001.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-13
Number of pages6
JournalArtificial Organs
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Artificial heart
  • Cadaver fitting
  • Heart failure
  • Human trial
  • Implantable biventricular assist device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering


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