The virus can cause serious cardiovascular complications, including heart failure, heart attacks, blood clots, and strokes, and can even interfere with patient's existing heart-treatment medications.
For the sickest patients, infection with the new coronavirus is proving to be a full-body assault, causing damage well beyond the lungs.
There are two dominant cardiac issues related to COVID-19: heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms.
"Now that we can individually manufacture the cells of the atrium and the ventricle, we can test each drug for each cell type separately.”
The revolutionary device is expected to be tested in humans by 2028.
"Because Chicago Sky Blue is non-toxic, we think it might be tested to prevent further damage following the initial injury of a heart attack."
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Around the globe, cancer incidence has been steadily increasing over the past half-century.
Sixty-three companies from all over the world competed for the Innovation in Cardiovascular Interventions Conference award.
Using high-speed brain imaging, the researchers were able to map out a series of events that occur as the brain enters deep sleep and brain waves start to slow and synchronize.
“The mostly night-time atrial fibrillation was shown to be caused by a mutation in a gene (KCND2), encoding a crucial component of a potassium ion channel (Kv4.2) in the heart."