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Heart Replacement: Artificial Heart 5 by J. Feijen, G. H. M. Engbers, J. G. A. Terlingen, C. J. van Delden, A. A. Poot (auth.), Tetsuzo Akutsu M.D., Ph.D., Hitoshi Koyanagi M.D. (eds.)