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Scientists shine a light on irregular heart beats

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    Scientists shine a light on irregular heart beats

    Irregular and sometimes life-threatening heart rhythms -- called arrhythmias -- are able to be treated thanks to electric jolts in defibrillators and pacemakers, but those jolts aren't completely without risk. Not only can they be painful, but in some instances they can even damage tissue.

    And while most people would probably put up with a little pain if it means saving their lives, five biomedical engineers at Johns Hopkins and Stony Brook universities figured they'd work on improving the system to see if these devices would work just as well without the jolts of electricity.

    Instead, they want to treat arrhythmia with light, the scientists said in an August 28 report in the journal Nature Communications
    Read more at: Scientists shine a light on irregular heart beats | Cutting Edge - CNET News

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    Read that story too bad they are not available now. My mother has to have her batteries changed Wednesday.
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    I've read everything on this link. I only wish this had been available to those in need of this research now.
    My girlfriend who had been in the hospital since last Oct. 2012, passed away recently with this very thing, they did insert the defib/pacemaker ,
    worked 4 days then stopped working, so she had a very sad life from Dec. 2012 until June 2013. as in the article, she was in and out of the hospital
    so often, with fluid buildups, couldn't breathe.

    I hope this is available before the whole 10 years , as mentioned in the article for those in need.
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