Wireless Power Could Cut Cord for Patients with Implanted Heart Pumps, University of Washington and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Study  
7/13/2011 8:09:12 AM

Mechanical pumps to give failing hearts a boost were originally developed as temporary measures for patients awaiting a heart transplant. But as the technology has improved, these ventricular assist devices commonly operate in patients for years, including in former vice-president Dick Cheney, whose implant this month celebrates its one-year anniversary.