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Imagine a hair-fine filament guided through the heart by a massive magnet, focusing its energy for precision cardiac ablation. Or a tiny sensor set inside the lung of a heart failure patient, sending data back to the medical center from the comfort of home. Quadripolar defibrillator leads to customize and optimize the circuit of information and electrical impulses between heart and device. An implantable parasol to corral potential blood clots in an upper corner of the heart.
These futuristic devices are part of the current tool box available to Deborah Heart and Lung Center’s Chair of Electrophysiology, Dr. Raffaele Corbisiero. The increasingly sophisticated therapies correct heart rhythm disturbances and prevent sudden cardiac arrest, reduce the reliance on pharmaceuticals and give heart failure patients a new lease on an active life.
And they’re very, very cool.
Dr. Corbisiero talks to KYW’s Rasa Kaye about advances in resynchronizing the heart’s electrical system and the latest implantable devices to get a bouncy heart back in order.
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