Heart transplant in process! This doctor holds in his hands a diseased heart which had just been removed from a patient during a heart transplant operation. Cardiopulmonary (or heart-lung) bypass machine temporarily takes over the function of the heart and lungs during surgery, maintaining the circulation of blood and the oxygen content of the body. This patient is one step closer to get his new heart!
Open heart Surgery - Hebrews word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
This is a real device known as the LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device), which is a surgically implanted mechanical heart pump used in case of heart failure and other heart diseases. This device is sometimes called a "bridge to transplant," but is now used in long-term therapy. People awaiting a heart transplant often must wait a long time before a suitable heart becomes available. During this wait, the patient's already-weakened heart may deteriorate.