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Prosthetic heart valves, due to the continuous stress they’re subjected to, have a limited lifetime and may even require replacement once worn out. The problem is that after implantation the patients who wear these valves don’t get any younger, but… Read more →
A UK cardiologist has become the first in the country to implant a hairpin-thin wireless heart monitor that routinely updates doctors on a patient’s status. The Reveal LINQ device, engineered by Hertfordshire-based company Medtronic and designed to investigate irregular heartbeats… Read more →
Neovasc (Richmond, British Columbia) has announced that its still investigational Tiara transcatheter mitral valve prosthesis has been implanted in a human patient for the first time. The device was designed specifically to treat mitral regurgitation. Once implanted, it’s made to… Read more →
Cell electrospinning is an unrivalled technology for building 3D structures that mimic native tissue.
Functional synthetic tissues are used for repair, replacement and rejuvenation of damaged or ageing tissues and organs. Historically, scaffolds have been used as substrates on which cells are seeded… Read more →
Though technically advanced, modern cardiac monitoring, pacing, and defibrillating devices obtain a pretty simple picture of the heart’s electrical activity. To truly map out the electrophysiology of the heart you’d need to wrap it in a mesh of electrodes that… Read more →
Following a whirlwind tour of the USA Outreach Manager Jenna Stevens-Smith will recount what she found out, including in her view what makes a successful bioengineering Department, and where she thinks the opportunities lie for the bright future of Department… Read more →