2018 trial for UK's first heart pump
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2018 clinical trial date for UK's first heart pump

The UK's first artificial heart pump has moved a step closer to being used on patients, scientists have said.

It has been developed at Swansea University's Institute of Life Science 2 by Calon Cardio, and clinical trials are due to begin in late 2018 with the aim of a full rollout two years later.

The pump is implanted into the failing heart and should last about 10 years.

Stuart McConchie, chief executive of Calon Cardio, said its was the most-advanced pump of its kind.

  • 24 Jun 2017