Dual Organ Transplantation

September 19, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

In historic procedure, donor liver protects heart transplant
“Doctors in Seattle are reporting a history-making case in which a patient received [MORE]

Predicted Rise in Heart Disease by 2060

October 11, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cardiovascular Disease Projections in the United States Based on the 2020 Census Estimates
“By the year 2060, compared with the year [MORE]

Wearables after COVID-19 Has Passed

March 23, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Covid 19 – still a concern for the heart
While the death toll from COVID-19 keeps rising, this piece from last [MORE]

Printing Biosensors Directly on Skin

January 5, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Biosensors printed on the skin
Several wearables for sensing blood oxygen, heart rate and temperature exist, but engineers at Penn State [MORE]

Vagus Nerve Stimulator for Severe Respiratory Distress

September 22, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

gammaCore non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator
Implanted vagus nerve stimulators have been in use for nearly a quarter of a century for [MORE]

An Algorithm for Death

May 29, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Time of Death AI Technology
Lots of companies make vital signs monitors for hospitals—Welch Allen, GE, Philips, Cardiotech, et al. Most [MORE]

Device for Minimally Invasive Mitral Regurgitation Repair

September 20, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Harpoon Heart Device
Through a small hole in the chest, a new tool allows cardiac surgeons to replace the cords that [MORE]

Wireless Heart Pump Has No Contact with Blood

August 23, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

EPFL-Wireless Heart Pump
Undesirable effects of both artificial hearts and left ventricular assist devices are damage done to red blood cells [MORE]

Measuring Cardiac Troponin in 10 minutes

June 14, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Philips Minicare I-20
Immediately after a heart attack, the heart muscle floods a protein, cardiac troponin I, into the blood stream [MORE]

Blood Glucose-Powered Pacemakers

May 24, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Biobattery for Pacemakers
You may remember from childhood being fascinated by sticking a copper penny into a potato, and then inserting [MORE]

Microbots “Swim” to Bust Blood Clots

October 13, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Electromagnet and Microswimmers
Roto Rooter had this idea first, but then it was clearing sewer drains and this is about cutting [MORE]

Implantable Heart Sensor to Monitor Cardiac Patients

September 15, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

CardioMEMS System
Last year, St. Jude Medical (Minneapolis, MN) acquired Atlanta-based CardioMEMS and subsequently won FDA approval for an implantable heart [MORE]

The “Cyber Heart” Project

July 14, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cyber Heart
With funding from the National Science Foundation, seven universities are collaborating in a computational modeling project “the Cyber Heart.” [MORE]

A ”Beating Heart” Chip

April 21, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Heart Cells
It’s no small feat to test drugs on living human heart tissue ex vivo. But that’s what bioengineers at [MORE]