Monday, March 3, 2014

Scientists Created Cover Which Helps Heart Continue Beating, Prevents Attacks

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Scientists have created an external membrane using a 3-D printer than can keep a heart beating virtually forever.
The thin membrane is elastic, designed to stretch over a heart like a glove, and is outfitted with tiny electrodes that monitor cardiac function – it was first demonstrated as a proof of concept on a rabbit heart.
Researchers at both the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University published the astonishing breakthrough in Nature, and hope it will someday help prevent heart attacks in humans.

Membrane that can keep your heart pumping forever and possibly prevent heart attacks
The membrane has been proven to work on a rabbit heart
Researchers say it should be available for humans in the next 10-15 years
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 01:04 EST, 3 March 2014 | UPDATED: 07:39 EST, 3 March 2014

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