Breakthrough Cardiac Device Prevents Blood Vessel Scarring

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13 Jun 2018 03:10 PM EST

A new device can attach itself to a damaged heart and deliver medication as needed.
"Therepi" ends scarring where a blood vessel was blocked after a heart attack
According to UPI, the device's reservoir can be implanted in one surgical procedure.
Therapies can be injected by the patient or a healthcare professional.
Two commonly used systems now used to prevent heart failure are inefficient and invasive.
Drugs are delivered throughout the system rather than where the damage is located.
Often only a small amount reaches the damaged heart tissue and there are side effects.

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