Tracking results of open heart surgeries may soon become easier and cheaper,thanks to a simple, cost effective palm size blood flow meter developed by scientists of the prestigious Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) here. India is currently fully dependent on imported blood flow meters to precisely measure blood flow rates - a critical parameter to measure the outcome of open heart surgeries. However, this becomes expensive with each unit costing upto Rs 25 lakh to 30 lakh and can be afforded only by very few super speciality hospitals in India. The research team at the city based SCTIMST,an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology under the union government, has developed the palm size device that measures the flow rate of blood using a novel magnetic method and a signal conditioning technique,a press release from the institute said. "The device has a mechanism to produce a magnetic field, an electronic measurement … [Read more...] about New device developed to reduce cost of tracking open heart surgeries
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