Piecing Together a Broken Heart

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Piecing Together a Broken Heart

Presented by
Dr. Tan Ru San
National Heart Centre Singapore
Dr. Teo Soo Kng
Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC)

A*STAR
 

Having a heart attack is a scary experience. After a heart attack, your heart is damaged, and it is crucial for doctors to understand how it’s damaged so they can prescribe proper treatment. However, the heart is a complex organ that is difficult to access, making it challenging to study. But now doctors are getting a hand from an unexpected corner: engineers and scientists, who use MRIs to create a 3D model of the heart to understand how it’s been damaged.

 

Having a heart attack is a scary experience. After a heart attack, your heart is damaged, and it is crucial for doctors to understand how it’s damaged so they can prescribe proper treatment. However, the heart is a complex organ that is difficult to access, making it challenging to study. But now doctors are getting a hand from an unexpected corner: engineers and scientists, who use MRIs to create a 3D model of the heart to understand how it’s been damaged.

 

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