People that suffer from heart disease or heart irregularities, benefit from the following three unique technological inventions that have saved thousands of lives.
The Artificial Pacemaker: In the late nineteenth century, a scientist discovered the benefits of applying electrical currents to the heart. Several decades later, the first implantable pacemaker was created. Today, pacemakers vary in complexity and application, with some pacemakers doubling as defibrillators. If you suffer from heart disease or irregularities, it is important that the people close to you are trained at CPR, but having a pacemaker helps to maintain a regular heartbeat.
An Alert System: The AngelMed Guardian System is also an implantable device, but rather than send electrical currents through the heart, it merely alerts its wearer if he or she is about to suffer a heart attack, so that trained medical specialists, such as an EKG technician, can attend to the patient. The device also tracks and stores information about the heart that can then be shared with the wearer’s physician.
Wearable Defibrillator: Designed for people at high risk for sudden cardiac arrest, wearable defibrillator vests transmit a shock at the first moment of cardiac arrest. Like the alert systems, the vests also record ECG information about the heart, to be shared with physicians and trained medical technicians. Wearable defibrillators keep patients safe when there are no trained professionals nearby, and provide a sense of security for high-risk patients.