PLASTICS HAVE A HEART, TOO. DON’T BREAK IT
We want to know that we have a healthy heart. As the developments in the medical world in general, we can relax a little more.
For a healthy heart, doing sports, eating healthy and healthy is a priority, but unexpected defects may arise. But when a heart needs extra help, it can play a major role in providing medical advances to plastics and the life-saving medical care we need. Here are five important heart health innovations that plastics make possible.
The healing of a broken heart (at least emotionally) may be a little easier. Researchers are developing a flexible plastic patch that can help repair damaged tissue caused by heart attacks. Since the patch does not require stitches, it involves less risk than other surgical methods. The patch is still undergoing testing, but researchers estimate that one day it can help prevent arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and even regenerate damaged heart tissue.
We hope that no one needs to learn that closely. Life-saving stents are placed in the coronary arteries to open the heart blockage and administer medication. They are usually small metal mesh devices coated with plastic. And it is useful to know that; The FDA has even approved a plastic heart stent that does not require a metal mesh. It does its job and dissolves completely over time. It saves a life and then disappears. The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) stands for the American Food and Drug Administration.
A Heart In A Box
The primary method for carrying donor hearts is quite simple: the organ is put into an insulated cold container. The longer our organs remain outside the body, the more likely the tissue is to be damaged. However, a new plastic-based device known as the heart in the box can change all of this. With the help of a transmitter, this technology allows the heart to continue beating and essentially survives the moment it is removed from the transmitter until it is transported. Researchers say the heart in the box can significantly increase the presence of donor hearts.
Producing Organ with 3D Printers
Why is 3-D printing with plastics touted as such an extraordinary revolution? To a large extent, this technology allows technicians in various industries to quickly and easily create fully customizable 3-D models. Technicians are developing this technology to produce artificial organs and reduce the need for donors. Nowadays, with only 3-D models, the risk of donor donation in organ transplantation will be minimized, not even in the distant future, even when performing risk tests before a surgery.
Blow up Implants
Heart surgeons are often confronted with an annoying irony. Occasionally, patients who require the most surgery may become extremely weak due to the risk of surgery. However, with a product made of plastic, such as an inflatable balloon, they have plans to help reduce the likelihood. In principle, once the device has been implanted in the body, doctors can inflate or deflate as necessary to control excessive blood flow and reduce pressure on the heart. This technique can give a heart a chance of healing enough to withstand surgery.
We all know someone who is affected by heart-related health problems, so it’s great to know that these and other modern medical innovations made by plastics help our loved ones live longer and healthier.