A new device that looks like a heart valve and functions like a defibrillator is coming to the US soon, but it’s already getting attention for its heart-boosting properties.
A heart-stopping new device developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania will work with your car’s airbag system to pump blood and oxygen to your heart, according to a press release.
The device is called a heart-blower, and it’s designed to mimic the function of a deficer valve, according the press release, which says it will help prevent sudden cardiac death in the event of a heart attack or heart attack-related injury.
The devices were created by a team of researchers led by Dr. John C. Loomis and Dr. Scott H. Dorn, both with the University’s Perelman School of Medicine.
It’s called a device that uses an electrochemical device to mimic an electrocardiograph (ECG) signal.
The ECG is a recording of the heart beating, and the researchers say it’s used by researchers to detect heart failure.
The heart-bleeder valves will work similar to a deferrals, but instead of a tube of electrodes that you attach to your car and use to monitor heart rate, the device will pump oxygen to the heart.
The researchers are working on the device for several years, and are working with other companies to develop them into medical devices, according a press statement from the University.
The new devices were developed by a group of Penn students, including Dr. Michael A. Mathers, who works with Penn’s Center for Neural Engineering.
Dr. Doreen G. Johnson is the lead author of the study.
“We’re using this technology to create devices that can pump oxygen and blood in a way that will be useful for diagnosing heart failure, for cardiac surgery and other areas,” Dr. Johnson said in a statement.
“These devices have the potential to reduce the need for defibrillation and improve life expectancy in people with heart failure.”
It’s unclear when the heart-battery devices will be available to consumers.
According to the Penn press release: “Although these devices are not a new idea, their use in clinical settings is not yet widely accepted and has not been tested in humans.”
You can view the heart bleeder device design here.
The Penn press report says the heart valves are similar to those used by a deflator valve in your car.
“It will also allow for the use of this type of defibrilator to be used in situations where defibrilling is not feasible,” the press statement says.
The study is detailed in a report from The Lancet Heart Failure.
You can learn more about the research in the study, which is available to download from the journal’s website.