Researchers from the University of The team, which is working in partnership with the University of
In contrast to the current technology, which sees the pulse set a constant rate, the new system would better replicate the way a healthy heart works. In turn, this would save the heart energy, improve its pumping efficiency and enhance blood flow to the heart muscle. Pre-clinical trials suggest the device could extend the life of patients with heart failure.
Senior physics lecturer at
He said: "This is a multidisciplinary project with strong translational value.
"By combining fundamental science and nanotechnology we will be able to deliver a unique treatment for heart failure which is not currently addressed by mainstream cardiac rhythm management devices." The research team is now working with NHS consultants at the
Researchers from the University of
The team, which is working in partnership with the University of