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Artificial muscle could keep hearts beating

发布时间:2017-07-22 03:01:31来源:未知点击:

By Duncan Graham-Rowe AN IMPLANTABLE artificial muscle could offer hope for people suffering from atrial fibrillation, a debilitating heart condition that affects millions. Most heart implants have to be fitted within the heart itself – an invasive and complicated procedure. But the new device, developed in Switzerland, would be fitted to the outside of the heart, applying rhythmic pressure to keep it beating at an appropriate rate – not unlike the cardiac massage used by first-aiders to resuscitate heart-attack victims,