I’m too fascinated to not to reblog this again
A donor heart beating in a mechanical system which keeps it warm, oxygenated, with nutrient enriched blood pumping through.
ok, thats really cool
I’m not sure whether to feel fascinated or a tad disgusted-
The new technology is remarkable.
This is so wicked cool
actually, it isn’t technology that keeps it beating
the heart has an intrinsic ability to beat - which is to say that it does not depend on neural impulses from the brain to continue beating (while regulation of heartbeat is another topic entirely)
so it will continue to beat even if all nerve connections are severed, as long as it is supplied with nutrients, oxygen, and warmth
ABCs of Kim Kibum
H - Heart
Chanyeol drawing a heart in the window and passing along to the fans