Cardiovascular http://medicaldesign.com/taxonomy/term/7405/more en Microfluidic Device Gauges Aspirin’s Ability to Prevent Blood Clotting http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/microfluidic-device-gauges-aspirin-s-ability-prevent-blood-clotting <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Researchers at Georgia Tech created a device that could ease the process of determining a patient’s drug and dosage level. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/microfluidic-device-gauges-aspirin-s-ability-prevent-blood-clotting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/microfluidic-device-gauges-aspirin-s-ability-prevent-blood-clotting#comments Products Cardiovascular Electronics Design-Engineering Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:00:00 +0000 13391 at http://medicaldesign.com Philips Unveils New Ultrasound Technology http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/philips-unveils-new-ultrasound-technology <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Many new products and software were unveiled and demonstrated at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2014. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/philips-unveils-new-ultrasound-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/philips-unveils-new-ultrasound-technology#comments Products Cardiovascular Electronics Imaging Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:38:00 +0000 13371 at http://medicaldesign.com Courtesy of Royal Philips From a Medical Past Comes a Bioprinting Future http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/medical-past-comes-bioprinting-future <div class="field-deck"> At the University of Louisville, great strides are being made in the development of a bioficial heart. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Williams and his team are currently developing structures that are “pre-vascularized” so the blood flows at the lowest vascular level to keep these cells alive. They have developed a way to use the 3D printing to print capillaries, the smallest blood vessels, so they are able to make very viable structures, particularly the ventricular walls of the heart, with the vascular supply built into it.</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/medical-past-comes-bioprinting-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/medical-past-comes-bioprinting-future#comments Materials Products Cardiovascular Surgery Design-Engineering Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:31:00 +0000 13351 at http://medicaldesign.com Electronic Patch Wirelessly Monitors Patient’s Vitals http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/electronic-patch-wirelessly-monitors-patient-s-vitals <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="field-deck"> Fitted with the SensiumVitals System, the patch enables continuous monitoring while allowing the patient to walk around freely. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Fitted with the SensiumVitals System, the patch enables continuous monitoring while allowing the patient to walk around freely.</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/electronic-patch-wirelessly-monitors-patient-s-vitals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/electronic-patch-wirelessly-monitors-patient-s-vitals#comments Products Cardiovascular Electronics Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:02:00 +0000 13171 at http://medicaldesign.com Ultrasound Transducer Enhances Heart-Attack Risk Detection http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/ultrasound-transducer-enhances-heart-attack-risk-detection <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The device, which pinpoints vulnerable plaque that may lead to heart attack or stroke, builds upon current methods that use “microbubble” contrast agents. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/ultrasound-transducer-enhances-heart-attack-risk-detection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/ultrasound-transducer-enhances-heart-attack-risk-detection#comments Products Cardiovascular Electronics Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:53:00 +0000 12641 at http://medicaldesign.com <p>Prototype used to identify vulnerable plaque.&nbsp;</p> Courtesy of Xiaoning Jiang (NC State University) 3D Heart Replica Mimics Twisting Motion http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/3d-heart-replica-mimics-twisting-motion <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Researchers’ at Harvard developed and prototyped a new 3D model on a heart. The innovation not only pumps blood, but twists to perform normal heart functions. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/3d-heart-replica-mimics-twisting-motion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/3d-heart-replica-mimics-twisting-motion#comments Products Cardiovascular Silicone Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:50:00 +0000 11681 at http://medicaldesign.com <p><span style="font-size: 13px; color: rgb(133, 133, 133); font-family: sans-serif;">The bottom of the heart twists counterclockwise, while the top twists clockwise. The image on the right is the team&#39;s model of the heart, which has tube-like pneumatic artifical muscles (PAMs) that act like striated muscle fibers.&nbsp;</span></p> Courtesy of Harvard's Wyss Institute and SEAS Heart-Monitor Implantable Devices Created With 3D Printer http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/heart-monitor-implantable-devices-created-3d-printer <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Implantable devices offer a new way for physicians to monitor the heart. After taking an image of a patient’s heart via an MRI or CT scan, the devices are shaped to the heart using a 3D printer. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/heart-monitor-implantable-devices-created-3d-printer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/heart-monitor-implantable-devices-created-3d-printer#comments Products Cardiovascular Silicone Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:51:00 +0000 11591 at http://medicaldesign.com <p>Sensors on the membrane of the heart.&nbsp;</p> Courtesy of Washington University, St.Louis Ultrasound Device Lets Doctors See Inside Heart and Blood Vessels http://medicaldesign.com/products/ultrasound-device-lets-doctors-see-inside-heart-and-blood-vessels <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a device that takes 3-D ultrasound images within the heart and blood vessels. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/products/ultrasound-device-lets-doctors-see-inside-heart-and-blood-vessels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/products/ultrasound-device-lets-doctors-see-inside-heart-and-blood-vessels#comments Products Cardiovascular Prototyping Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:24:00 +0000 11451 at http://medicaldesign.com Courtesy of Georgia Tech FDA-Approved Artificial Heart Valve Helps Patients Avoid Major Open Surgery http://medicaldesign.com/cardiovascular/fda-approved-artificial-heart-valve-helps-patients-avoid-major-open-surgery <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Medtronic CoreValve System—an artificial heart valve device that doesn’t require major open surgery—received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last month. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/cardiovascular/fda-approved-artificial-heart-valve-helps-patients-avoid-major-open-surgery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/cardiovascular/fda-approved-artificial-heart-valve-helps-patients-avoid-major-open-surgery#comments Products Cardiovascular Components Implantables Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:11:00 +0000 11241 at http://medicaldesign.com <p>The minimally invasive Medtronic CoreValve essentially takes over for a diseased valve, essentially assuming its compromised functionality. The recently FDA-approved device doesn&rsquo;t require open-heart surgery.</p> Polymer catheter system undergoes testing to replace metal stent http://medicaldesign.com/cardiovascular/polymer-catheter-system-undergoes-testing-replace-metal-stent <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Researchers at Northwestern's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute in Chicago recently completed a successful test of a prosthetic aortic heart valve on their first participant.</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/cardiovascular/polymer-catheter-system-undergoes-testing-replace-metal-stent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/cardiovascular/polymer-catheter-system-undergoes-testing-replace-metal-stent#comments Products Technologies Cardiovascular Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:21:00 +0000 10301 at http://medicaldesign.com Direct Flow Medical