A Percutaneously Implantable Fetal Pacemaker

Zhou, Li ;   Vest, Adriana ;   Chmait, Ramen ;   Bar-Cohen, Yaniv ;   Pruetz, Jay ;   Silka, Michael ;   Zheng, Kaihui ;   Peck, Ramond ;   Loeb, Gerald

Tags Heart and circulatory support devicesMuscle stimulationDesign and development

A miniaturized, self-contained pacemaker that could be implanted with a minimally invasive technique would dramatically improve the survival rate...

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Application of Laser Doppler Vibrometery for Human Heart Auscultation

Koegelenberg, Suretha ;   Scheffer, Cornie ;   Blanckenberg, Mike ;   Doubell, Anton

Tags Cardiovascular assessment and diagnostic technologies

In this study the potential of a Laser Doppler Vibrometer (LDV) was tested as a non-contact sensor for the classification of heart sounds....

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Investigation of the Biological Effects of Artificial Perfusion Using Rat Extracorporeal Circulation Model

Fujii, Yutaka ;   Shirai, Mikiyasu ;   Inamori, Shuji ;   Takewa, Yoshiaki ;   Tatsumi, Eisuke

Tags Heart and circulatory support devicesArtificial organs (incl heart, kidney, liver, pancreas, retina)Clinical engineering

Extracorporeal circulation (ECC) is indispensable for cardiac surgery. Since difficulty in clinical research keeps the knowledge insufficient, it...

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Neural Network Approach for Non-Invasive Detection of Hyperglycemia Using Electrocardiographic Signals

Nguyen, Linh Lan ;   Su, Steven Weidong ;   Nguyen, Hung T.

Tags Cardiovascular assessment and diagnostic technologiesClinical engineering

Hyperglycemia or high blood glucose (sugar) level is a common dangerous complication among patients with Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM)....

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The Sternum As an Electrical Shield

Panescu, Dorin ;   Kroll, Mark ;   Iverson, Carlyn ;   Brave, Michael

Tags Cardiovascular assessment and diagnostic technologiesMuscle stimulationSafety

Introduction - The TASERĀ® conducted electrical weapon (CEW) delivers electrical pulses that can temporarily incapacitate subjects. We analyzed...

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Transthoracic Cardiac Stimulation Thresholds for Short Pulses

Panescu, Dorin ;   Kroll, Mark ;   Brave, Michael

Tags Cardiovascular assessment and diagnostic technologiesMuscle stimulationSafety

Introduction - The most common cause of death due to electric shock is ventricular fibrillation (VF). This work reviews applicable results from...

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