Medical Halachah: The Total Artificial Heart

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January 20 2019
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Venue: YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov

Halacha:

Collections: Rabbi Torczyner Medical Halacha

References: Yoma: 85a  

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Not psak. (1) Engaging in a risky procedure which could eliminate short-term survival or enable longer survival; (2) How do advocates of a cardiac definition of death deal with halting the heart for bypass and transplant operations?; (3) May one deactivate a Total Artificial Heart when the body's functions are supported entirely by machine?

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