- ongoing /ON-goh-ing/
- transplant /TRANS-plant/
- deem /deem/
- strive /strahyv/
- donor /DOH-ner/
[adjective] – continuing to exist or develop, or happening at the present moment
The ongoing construction work near the school has caused some traffic disruptions, so it’s important to allow for extra travel time when commuting to class.
[noun] – a medical operation in which a new organ is put into someone’s body
After receiving a kidney transplant, the patient was able to live a healthy life without needing dialysis anymore.
[verb] – to consider or judge something in a particular way
The teacher will deem your essay successful if you follow the instructions and write at least 300 words.
[verb] – to try very hard to do something or to make something happen, especially for a long time or against difficulties
I always strive to do my best in school so that I can get good grades and achieve my goals.
[noun] – a person who gives some of their blood or a part of their body to help someone who is sick
The hospital is looking for a blood donor who has type O-negative blood because it can be given to people with any blood type in an emergency.
The development of artificial hearts has been a lengthy and challenging process. The first successful implantation of an artificial heart was in 1982, but it was only designed as a temporary measure while the patient awaited a heart transplant. It took until 2001 for the first implantation of a self-contained artificial heart. Unfortunately, the patient only lived for 151 days after the surgery, and the experts decided that the technology was not successful. They deemed it a failure. Nevertheless, scientists continue to strive towards perfecting the technology and developing new ways to make the devices more efficient and reliable. The potential of artificial hearts is enormous, not only as a replacement for human hearts but also as a bridge to transplant. The idea is to provide patients with an artificial heart while they await a donor heart, which could save countless lives. Additionally, artificial hearts can help patients avoid the complications and risks associated with transplant surgery, such as organ rejection. As technology advances, it gives hope to those suffering from heart disease and their families, who have been waiting for a reliable solution for more than six decades.
In conclusion, advancements in technology and innovation continue to progress, bringing us closer to finding a reliable solution for those suffering from heart disease.
- What are your personal thoughts and feelings about the ongoing search for a reliable artificial heart?
- Would you be willing to donate your heart for research into the development of artificial hearts? Why or why not?
- How would you feel if you or a loved one required an artificial heart as a bridge to a transplant or as a permanent solution?
- Do you agree that advancements in technology and innovation are bringing us closer to finding a reliable solution for heart disease?
- What impact do you think the development of a reliable artificial heart could have on society? Please elaborate on your answer.