Tagged: Heart disease

LifeVest defibrillator system for children suffering from sudden cardiac arrest

LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator

Having the problem of sudden cardiac arrest in children can be both complicated and life threatening. Since the patient has option for implantable defibrillator but that is too risky for children and moreover parents don’t consider it as an option due to the surgical implant complications. Thankfully, now a non-invasive invention has been approved by FDA to be used with pediatric patients who are not fit for an implantable defibrillator or pacemaker installed through surgery. The approval was based on published studies and clinical information of 248 patients aged 3-17 years having the risk of cardiac arrest.
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3D heart simulator runs on your laptop and beats like the real thing

We humans have come far that emulating the functioning of human body and complexities of vital organs is not a mere science fiction. Supercomputers have played a vital role in taking us further in realization of this dream, and the latest technological innovation by Japan’s National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center is a testimony to that. Deemed as the first ever 3D simulation of a beating human heart that can be run on a normal laptop also, this innovation was made possible using advanced modern computer graphics technology (also used in ultra-realistic gaming). Now the application of this new 3D model could be priceless in medical field as doctors would be able to understand the functioning of heart with more accuracy and would also eliminate the need for operating the heart to eliminate the underlying problem.
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