Sunday, August 19, 2012

Frustrated with Medical Therapy Options? Design Your Own.

Image 1: Modeled Aorta. 
Tal Goleworthy  frustrated with his options for conventional treatment of a dilated aorta decided to design his own therapy. 

Goleworthy, secured private funding and assembled a multi-disciplinary team comprised of engineers and cardiac surgeons to make this treatment available.  

This new therapy "External Aortic Root Support" has many advantages compared to the conventional treatment. 

Benefits include:

  1. Reduction in operating room time ~ 4 hours.
  2. No Cardiopulmonary Bypass.
  3. No total body cooling.
  4. No long-term anti-coagulation drugs.
  5. No prophylactic  antibiotics for routine dental care or minor injuries. 
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