The National Institute of Health and joins forces with the University of Michigan to develop and test a wireless, battery-free, miniature heart device implanted in children or infants that will measure heart pressures without the invasive heart catheterizations. The group has been working on this device for three years and received funding from the National Institute of Health for another 2.5 years of testing. They will be using the device for children with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.
“The pediatric medical device field represents unique commercialization challenges due to its small size and stringent requirements,” Najafi adds. “We are grateful to the NIH for this needed support for the challenging pediatric device field. The results of this effort will have important spillover effects for broader applications within the field of adult and pediatric cardiovascular medicine.”
Well said and hats off to teh National Institute of Health and the University of Minnesota Doctors for pushing forward how we treat children with Congenital Heart Defects.
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