From one of my favorite journals, Applied Physics Letters. (Just kidding.) Could the vibration of the heart be harnessed into energy to drive a pacemaker generator? Nifty stuff here. They just need to overcome that thorny issue of bio-compatibility. JMM From Medical News Today.
Cardiac devices are battery powered. Like your TV remote, they require change–every 5-10 years or so. No worries…”it’s just a generator change” is a phrase one hears frequently in the cath lab. They are supposed to be easy cases. But they are not always. And here is more recent evidence that the simple pacemaker/defibrillator replacement […]
Years ago at the time of the original cardiac defibrillator implant (ICD), he was a vibrant active man who had suffered from an arrhythmia related to scar from a remote heart attack. Things change. Life has chapters. It is amazing what can happen to a person during the 5-7 year battery life of an ICD. […]