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A smarter ‘bionic’ cardiac patch that doubles as advanced pacemaker/arrhythmia detector | KurzweilAI

A smarter ‘bionic’ cardiac patch that doubles as advanced pacemaker/arrhythmia detector | KurzweilAI

Harvard researchers have designed nanoscale electronic scaffolds (support structures) that can be seeded with cardiac cells to produce a new “bionic” cardiac patch (for replacing damaged cardiac tissue with pre-formed tissue patches). It also functions as a more sophisticated pacemaker: In addition to electrically stimulating the heart, the new design can change the pacemaker stimulation frequency and direction of signal propagation.

Source: A smarter ‘bionic’ cardiac patch that doubles as advanced pacemaker/arrhythmia detector | KurzweilAI