When the Heart Naturally Regenerates

July 7, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human heart
When mouse hearts are damages in early life, they can regenerative; so why not the same for adults?  This [MORE]

A Brief History of the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

June 30, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Abdominal implanted ICD system
Some 800,000 Americans have implanted cardioverter defibrillators that keep their hearts from racing too fast, and about [MORE]

Stem Cells in Cardiac Pacemaking

June 30, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

ECG – stem cells to pacemaker cells
About 600,000 people have implanted cardiac pacemakers to treat arrhythmias and low heartbeat.  Cardio-innovators [MORE]

First Implant of Lab Grown Heart Cells into a Human Patient

May 5, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

iPS-derived cardiomyocytes
“In what is a world-first and potentially the dawn of a new medical technology to treat damaged hearts, scientists [MORE]

Smallest Multi-Sign Wearable Monitor

April 7, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Multi-Vital ECG Sensor
An adhesive bandage about the width of a quarter and two dimes is a mind’s eye picture of [MORE]

An AI-Enabled Stethoscope

March 17, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

DUO digital stethoscope
Stethoscope maker, Eko Devices (Berkeley, CA) is testing its DUO digital instrument that detects asymptomatic low ejection heartbeat.  [MORE]

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]