Friday, June 13, 2008

Stereoscopic Glasses May Aid Beating-Heart Surgery

Source: iTNews, 10 June 2008

In a recent study, the three-dimensional glasses have been used in a successful operation on pigs with a common form of congenital heart disease.
The newly-tested stereoscopic glasses enable depth perception by splitting computer images in two, and cocking them at slightly different angles to provide surgeons with ultrasound images of the beating heart as a hologram.

Researchers expect that clinical trials of beating-heart surgery with the patching system could begin in children with ASDs this year.


sophia said...

Beating-heart surgery has changed the whole picture of Cardiac surgery and now with the use of the three-dimensional glasses in operating will help in the future development and progress of the process. And the new achievement will prove to boon for patients with heart problems. Let's hope this experiment to prove beneficial for us. To know more about “off-pump” surgery and its benefits at a lesser price, please read here
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heart surgery recovery said...

Open Heart Surgery has greatly reduced mortality rates. However, the major concerns remain neurological damage, stroke, neurocognitive deficits and postperfusion syndrome. Open heart surgery involves the use of a heart-lung machine to support blood circulation, while the surgery is performed on the arteries or the heart itself. There are a number of complications that are known to set in due to a decrease in heart pulse rate and low blood pressure. Patients are known to succumb to transient ischemic attacks and complications such as internal bleeding and infection.

acute heart said...

An American study reported in 2008 found that patients hospitalised with acute heart failure had experienced considerable delays in seeking medical care (with an average delay time of 13.3 hours).3 Male sex, multiple presenting symptoms, absence of a history of heart failure, and seeking medical care between midnight and 6 a.m. were associated with prolonged prehospital delay.

"This is why it is so important to instruct patients and their families how to recognise the symptoms of acute heart failure," said Professor Follath, "to seek medical help without loosing critical time of hours or even days before appropriate treatment can be started."

heart complications said...

Arrhythmias (Abnormal Heart Rhythms)

The heart is normally driven by electrical impulses that follow specific pathways through the heart muscle. A heart attack damages heart muscle and often disrupts these electrical pathways. Other stimulation of the body's nervous system and certain heart medications can also disturb the heart's electrical impulses. These changes cause abnormal heart rates and rhythms, called "arrhythmias."

Naheed said...

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery techniques have truly revolutionized the way our patients perceive their surgical experience and their heart surgery recovery. We live in a society that places enormous value on the ability to recover rapidly after a medical intervention to return to a normal life style. Unfortunately not all cardiac surgeons have kept up with the progress in our specialty and many patients are still only offered a traditional operation with splitting of the breast bone, more bleeding, more pain, more wound infections and much longer recovery times. I am amazed at the fact that the average cardiovascular patient would spend more time shopping for a pair of shoes than for the right surgeon or the right heart operation. Hospitals for cardiac surgery in Germany