cardiology
Interventional cardiology

‘Thanks Hank’ – patients invent names for their cardiac devices to gain choice and control

Angel, Vlad the Impaler and R2D2 are some of the very different names people give to their mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices – providing some insight into the range of emotional relationships people have with their technology. A qualitative study within an online MCS community found patients also named their devices after family members like ...

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