“Catheter-integrated soft multilayer electronic arrays for multiplexed sensing and actuation during cardiac surgery”

On Sept. 7, SEAS Biomedical Engineering Professor Igor Efimov and researchers from
Northwestern University and other institutions published a paper in the journal Nature Biomedical
Engineering on a new class of medical instruments equipped with advanced soft electronics that
could dramatically improve the diagnoses and treatments of a number of cardiac diseases and
conditions. The researchers applied stretchable and flexible matrices of electrode sensors and
actuators, along with temperature and pressure sensors, to a balloon catheter system, often used in
minimally invasive surgeries or ablations to treat conditions such as heart arrhythmias.
GW Communications and Marketing worked Prof. Efimov and colleagues at Northwestern to
promote the paper and new advance.

Check out some of the various media outlets below for more details about our newest nature publishing!

BioWorld
All-in-one catheters reduce time, improve accuracy of cardiac procedures.
By Annette Boyle (9/8/20)
@BioWorldMedTech promoted the story on Twitter!
Medgadget
Soft Electronics for Advanced Heart Catheters
By Conn Hastings (9/8/20)
@Medgadget promoted the story to their 27K+ followers on Twitter
Medical Xpress
New surgical tools with smart sensors can advance cardiac surgery and therapy
@medical_xpress promoted the story to their 113.6K followers on Twitter
Science Daily
New surgical tools with smart sensors can advance cardiac surgery and therapy
Science Codex
New surgical tools with smart sensors can advance cardiac surgery and therapy
News Medical
New medical instruments with smart sensors can improve surgery, therapy for cardiac diseases
DotMed
New surgical tools with smart sensors can advance cardiac surgery and therapy

 

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