AstraZeneca’s “Heart in a Jar” Project

February 18, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human heart-in-a-jar
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction is a condition where the heart still pumps but is too weak to [MORE]

Protective Membrane for Implanted Cardiac Devices

January 21, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cardiac pacemaker
Implanted cardiac devices eventually accumulate a buildup of scar tissue which is a problem when the devices have to [MORE]

“Cyborg Organoids”

November 26, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cyborg organoid
Harvard bioengineers have created cyborg mini organoids from culturing stem cells on a flexible, stretchable electronic mesh imbedded with [MORE]

Printing an Adult-Sized Human Heart

November 19, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Rebuilding the human hear
Carnegie Mellon University researchers report “a method to 3D-bioprint collagen using freeform reversible embedding of suspended hydrogels [MORE]

Correcting Ventricular Arrhythmias with Carbon Nanotube Circuits

November 5, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Using carbon nanofibers for heart elecrtical circuits
In researching possible treatments for ventricular arrhythmias, engineers at the Texas Heart Institute (Houston, [MORE]

Cardiac Microcurrent Implant

October 1, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Implant heals heart
Pulses of low current electricity can cause heart tissue to regenerate.  Researchers at the Medical University of Vienna [MORE]

Insertable Heart Monitor with Bluetooth Capability

June 25, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Confirm-RX heart monitor
In acquiring St. Jude Medical, Abbott picked up an arrhythmia detecting monitor called “Confirm Rx.”  About the size [MORE]

First Approved Smartphone App for Heart Murmurs

June 18, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

eMurmur ID system overview
“eMurmur ID” is a cloud-based auscultation system that uses artificial intelligence to detect and classify heart murmurs.  [MORE]

Robotic Catheter in the Heart

June 4, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robotic catheter
Robotic catheters have been in use for some time, but this piece describes one, developed at Harvard Medical School, [MORE]

First 3D Printed Heart with Blood Vessels

May 7, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

First bioprinted heart
Researchers at Tel Aviv University announced that they have 3D printed a cherry-sized heart with human tissues and [MORE]

3-D Printed Heart Valves

April 2, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Custom sizer in 3D printed heart valve
A collaboration between bioengineers at Harvard, the University of Washington and Max Planck Institute [MORE]

Monitoring Heart Cells without Disrupting Them

February 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Electronic device monitors cardiomyocytes
This from Japanese cardio-researchers: “For the first time, engineers have demonstrated an electronic device to closely monitor [MORE]

Automated Heart Screening

January 15, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Eko-Mayo Clinic Smart stethoscope
A stethoscope, hung casually around a physician’s neck, is as evocative of the profession as a white [MORE]

Microneedle Patch Repairs Heart Damage

January 8, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microneedle patch for heart repair
Chinese and American engineers have designed a “patch” which is applied to a damaged area on [MORE]