The Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou (HEGP) (Georges Pompidou European Hospital) is a French hospital located in Paris. It opened in 2001.
In 2013, French Professor Alain Carpentier created the first 100% artificial heart, using biomaterials and electronic sensors. The device was successfully implanted by a team at the hospital on 18 December 2013.
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- "Science trumps sentiment as France claims breakthrough with first artificial heart transplant". The Independent. 22 December 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
- "First-in-man implantation of CARMAT's bioprosthetic artificial heart". CARMAT. 20 December 2013. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013.