Technologies Artificial Blood: Artificial blood is blood that is used to replace your blood if you have lost any. Usually blood would be replaced with donated blood but not only do they have low supply of it the 2 blood types have to match and cannot have any diseases. Although nobody have completely succeeded in making quality artificial blood a type of artificial blood called Hemopure has been approved and has been used to treat anaemia in South Africa. It is created from haemoglobin acquired from blood that has passed its use by date or animals blood. The haemoglobin is wrapped in particular chemical that help it behave like red blood cells do so that it can carry oxygen around the body. Although Hemopure has its good points, it also has its bad points. Hemopure can cause some side effects. In South Africa where it is used there is a higher number of people infected with HIV. Artificial Heart Valves Artificial Valves are Heart Valves that can replace ordinary Valves if inserted through surgery. Medication is needed to be taken by the patient so that blood does not clot in the artificial valve. Electrocardiogram (ECG) An Electrocardiogram or ECG is a device that shows the activity of a person’s heart. They are valued as they have been helpful in diagnosing heart diseases and abnormalities. The machine measures impulses the heart produces as it beats. An abnormal beat could mean that the patient has arrhythmia which is a condition where the heart beast irregularly. Another reason for an unusual beat could be a cardiac infarction which is a condition where there is dead tissue in the heart.
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