Dick Cheney Gets a Brand New Heart, Now He Has No Pulse

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After undergoing heart surgery this week, the former Vice President became something of a cyborg. Cheney's new implant, a ventricular assist device, prevents complete heart failure, but it has one interesting side effect:

[The device] leaves most recipients without a pulse because it pushes blood continuously instead of mimicking the heart's own pulsatile beat.

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Rebecca Greenfield is a writer based in Brooklyn. She was formerly on staff at The Atlantic Wire.

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