Keyword: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Tiny, less invasive pump keeps weak hearts beating

Researchers from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne's Integrated Actuators Laboratory has developed a small ring to be placed on the aorta to help those recovering from certain diseases or those waiting for a transplant. In those circumstances, the heart is often weakened and needs some help pumping blood.