The self-dissolving ‘pacemaker’ in the human body

The self-dissolving ‘pacemaker’ in the human body
Washington: A pacemaker, commonly known as a heart battery, is installed near the heart to correct arrhythmias. Now American experts have created a temporary use pacemaker that dissolves on its own after completing its work. This is because it is made from self-destructing ‘biodegradable’ materials.

Scientists from Northwestern and George Washington University are currently testing the “temporary pacemaker” externally on the skin with some sensors.

Some conditions, such as heart surgery and other matters, require a temporary pacemaker. But surgical implantation and re-tearing of the chest can be a more painful and dangerous procedure. A pacemaker has been developed for this purpose.
It is fully adapted to the human body and does not cause any adverse or toxic effects. The reason is that the traditional pacemaker requires metal wires, but no wire is used in the part-time pacemaker. It keeps its heart rate in check while doing its job and disappears after a few weeks as if it had never been there.

Body fluids, ie water, etc., dissolve it slowly. Initially, it has been tested on the skin of some patients. The external patch on the one hand keeps track of the heartbeat and body temperature but also transmits some of its electricity across the body to the heart in the form of wireless which keeps the pacemaker running.

But the temporary pacemaker has also been tested on human hearts, mice and dogs brought to the lab, with the expected results. Its data can also be sent to the tablet and phone app which the doctor can take note of.

It should be noted that pacemakers are of permanent and temporary nature. Newborns with cardiovascular disease, ongoing or bypassed heart valves also need a pacemaker for a few days or weeks. This invention can meet their greatest need.


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