A new 3D cardiac technology has been created by researchers of Johns Hopkins University. The device is aimed to prevent heart attacks in patients. The development could be a major asset in the medical area of applied technology.
The virtual heart device lets doctors determine when an arrhythmia is going occur. Therefore helping to save the patient’s life when the risk of having a heart attack is pretty high.
The new tool has been called Virtual-Heart Arrhythmia Risk Predictor (VARP) and it can be personalized according to each patient’s conditions. According to Natalia Trayanova, the device accurately predicts heart events.
“This non-invasive and personalized virtual heart-risk assessment could help prevent sudden cardiac deaths and allow patients who are not at risk to avoid unnecessary defibrillator implantations.”
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The 3D heart mechanism is set on survivors who present damaged heart tissue. In addition, it notifies when an arrhythmia with important risks of death might occur. The device has been tested in 21 patients where the pumping blood of their hearts has been measured and sudden heart attacks could be detected before a massive stroke.
Even if there are opposing views regarding the arrhythmia predictor, Trayanova states a valid point.
“We demonstrated that VARP is better than any other arrhythmia prediction method that is out there,” said Trayanova in the statement.
She claims that no matter what could the downsides be, the VARP is by far, the best choice. The effectiveness of the device still remains to be further tested to validate Trayanova’s claim. And talking about effectiveness, the researcher affirms the virtual tool her team has developed is the best option for patients when deciding if having an implantable device or not.
Source: Modern Readers