Rabbit heart gets full electrode jacket

By Ashley Yeager, 14:44 PM February 25, 2014

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Wrapping a rabbit’s heart in a sensor-studded silicon sheath has given scientists the ability to measure the contractions, acid levels and other characteristics of specific regions across the entire surface of the organ.

The sheath makes it possible for scientists to place the sensors on specific areas of the heart without glue or stitches, yet the device is flexible enough that it does not constrict the natural pumping of the muscle, researchers report February 25 in Nature Comm...

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