Medical advancements for the hear
Created by Keopri on Mar 14, 2011
Last updated: 03/16/11 at 08:34 AM
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At Mount Sinai School of Medicine, researchers are using gene therapy to find an innovative idea to cure heart failure. They used SERCA2 to generate an enzyme that promotes a failing heart to pump better. Patients seemed to have an improvement in their heart functions and decrease severity of heart failure.
Robert Jarvik, Don Olsen, and Willem Kolff. William DeVries a silicone and rubber device to implant an artificial heart on Seattle dentist, Barney Clark
The Cardiac CT is a non surgical procedure that provides physicians detailed 3-dimensional views of the heart. The cardiac computed tomography scan can identify coronary risks and future cardiovascular diseases. This technology advancements helped pave the way for safer procedures and help avoiding surgery for the patients.
John H. Gibbon successfully created the first heart-lung machine to perform the first open-heart surgery in 1953. He operated in Philadelphia on 18 year-old Cecelia Bavolek, which resulted in the most common operation performed.
Charles Hufnagel developed the first artificial heart valve which helped maintain forward flow through the heart and into the major blood vessels connected to the heart.
William B. Kouwenhoven and Orthello Langworthy discovered that a second surge of shock can restore the heart's normal rhythm contraction. CPR is a technique of external cardiac massage.
Albert S. Hyman invented an artificial pacemaker to resuscitate patients whose hearts have stopped. A spring motor turns a magnet to supply an electric impulse synthetically from the result of a damaged heart.
EKG is used to monitor irregular heartbeats of patients who may suffer from different heart conditions. WIllem Einthoven invented device to take an EKG. It's purpose it so check for the heart's electrical activity by tracing it on paper.