Artificial Organs

There is a critical shortage of donor organs of all types. Artificial organs that perform the function of natural organs can help alleviate this problem as well as sustain patients with organ failure as they await donor organs. In some cases, artificial organs can eliminate the need for transplantation altogether.

 

 

 

In this Section

Artificial Heart and Ventricular Assist Devices
Heart assist devices help keep patients - and hope - alive.

Artificial Liver
Patients with failing livers need a bridge to transplant, too.

Artificial Lung
We can't survive without oxgen.

The UPMC Clinical Artificial Heart Program
One of the worlds' largest and most experienced programs of its kind.

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