Why is human heart not a centrifuge pump

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Why is human heart not a centrifuge pump but positive displacement pump ?

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Maybe bcoz there is no continuous flow of blood. blood goes thru body in packets hence we hear heart beats..
 

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Borek
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I thing you are getting it reversed - there is no continuous flow of blood because the heart is a displacement pump. Besides, what you wrote is a kind of not-an-answer - it doesn't address "why", just mentions some tangential facts.

As far as I remember there is only one animal with a strictly rotating organ, apparently these are hard to evolve.
 

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