SafePace  Biomedical engineering graduate students at University of Purdue developed a new tool to standardize this testing in order to improve lead placement and take the guess work out of the procedure.  Arianna Golden will have a Hangout with them at 5:00 pm. Monday: see WEBPAGE

Cardiac surgeons could use a patent-pending invention by Purdue University engineering students to standardize a test that determines if a pacemaker’s leads, or the thin insulated wires that extend from the pacemaker, are securely embedded in heart tissue.

SafePace is a mechanical device that could lower the rate of lead dislodgement of pacemakers, which regulate the beating of the heart by delivering electrical impulses through the leads. Elizabeth Mercer and Johnny Zhang, graduate students in Purdue University’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, designed and developed SafePace with Jason Lee and Joseph Pellettiere, then students in Purdue’s School of Mechanical Engineering.


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