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From the Heart
March 2017

Machine-Made Man

Author Affiliations
  • 1Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York
JAMA Cardiol. 2017;2(3):239. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2016.5563

His infarcted heart fails
And flounders;
Veins engorge
Airways submerge
Cells, tissues, and organs
One by one transform.

Support surges
Balloon pump
The heart is a vacuum
Impella
The heart is a vehicle
ECMO
The heart is a vortex.

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