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Stretchy electronics aid heart surgery

New balloon catheters may help cardiologists treat common problems

6:40pm, March 7, 2011

The latest tool for heart surgery is a lot like a balloon animal, with an electronic twist.

By wiring up inflatable devices called balloon catheters with new elastic electronic devices, doctors may be able to measure precise temperatures and even deliver tiny electric zaps to steady a heartbeat, all from inside a blood vessel. That ability

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