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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Future Pacemaker

Researchers invented a 3D-printed an electronic membrane that fits over a heart. The device has sensors and electrodes that monitor the heart’s activity and may keep it beating over an indefinite period – even if it’s outside the body. The membrane may substitute pacemakers in the future and if it senses a heart attack or arrhythmia it could deliver electrical stimuli to prevent cardiac death.

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