Of several isotopes that might have been selected, the isotope Pu-238 with a half -life of 87 years has been used most extensively. The design ... (These power levels are over 10, 000 times higher than those required for cardiac pacemaking. ) ... While many dialysis and cardiac transplant patients have been able to return to work and lead active lives, many more have had substantial difficulty in doing so.
|Title||:||The artificial heart : cost, risk, and benefits|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 1981|