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 ...
‘Thanks Hank’ – patients invent names for their cardiac devices to gain choice and control
By Mardi Chapman
10 Sep 2021