Future of smart cardiovascular implants

Bussooa, A., Neale, S. and Mercer, J. R. (2018) Future of smart cardiovascular implants. Sensors, 18(7), 2008. (doi: 10.3390/s18072008) (PMID:29932154) (PMCID:PMC6068883)

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Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in Western society. Recent technological advances have opened the opportunity of developing new and innovative smart stent devices that have advanced electrical properties that can improve diagnosis and even treatment of previously intractable conditions, such as central line access failure, atherosclerosis and reporting on vascular grafts for renal dialysis. Here we review the latest advances in the field of cardiovascular medical implants, providing a broad overview of the application of their use in the context of cardiovascular disease rather than an in-depth analysis of the current state of the art. We cover their powering, communication and the challenges faced in their fabrication. We focus specifically on those devices required to maintain vascular access such as ones used to treat arterial disease, a major source of heart attacks and strokes. We look forward to advances in these technologies in the future and their implementation to improve the human condition.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Atherosclerosis, cardiovascular, communication, flexible, implantable, lithography, reporting, sensor, smart, telemetry.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Neale, Professor Steven and Bussooa, Anubhav and Mercer, Dr John
Authors: Bussooa, A., Neale, S., and Mercer, J. R.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Sensors
ISSN (Online):1424-8220
Published Online:22 June 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
First Published:First published in Sensors 18(7): 2008
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
617771BHF centre of excellenceRhian TouyzBritish Heart Foundation (BHF)RE/13/5/30177RI CARDIOVASCULAR & MEDICAL SCIENCES
3013360Design and fabrication of a remote controlled wireless impedance sensing unit for a new cardiovascular medical device.John MercerChief Scientist Office (CSO)CGA/17/29CAMS - Cardiovascular Science