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Heart-Assist Pump

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
1. Heart-Assist Pump Marker
Inscription.  Developed by faculty here in the College of Engineering and in the College of Medicine in 1976 to prolong the lives of cardiovascular patients. It pioneered applications of fluid mechanics and was the first surgically implantable, seam-free pulsatile blood pump to receive widespread clinical use. It led to the Penn State Heart, first successfully implanted in 1985.
 
Erected by Penn State Alumni Association.
 
Location. 40° 47.604′ N, 77° 51.797′ W. Marker is in State College, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on West College Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 26) west of South Fraser Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: University Park PA 16802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wake Turbulence (within shouting distance of this marker); The State Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Dale Building (within shouting distance of this marker); R Values (within shouting distance of this marker); Diesel Engineering (about
Heart-Assist Pump Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
2. Heart-Assist Pump Marker
400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Industry Research (about 500 feet away); Driver Education (about 500 feet away); PENNSTAC (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in State College.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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