Meaning of Jarvik–7

Jar•vik–7

Pronunciation: ( jär'vik sev'un), [key]
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  1. a four-valved artificial heart for implantation in the human body, replacing the natural heart's ventricles and attaching to its atria: air is pumped into the ventricles from an external air compressor through two connecting hoses that enter the body through the abdominal wall.
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