Scientist unveil source of human heartbeat in 3D

Published: Wilson Clark

On: Aug 2017

A group of scientist have revealed that the source of human heartbeat in an unprecedented detail. It may also help heart specialists to repair hearts without damaging any precious tissue. The research was studied in the University of Manchester, UK. The latest study has developed a way of producing three dimensional data to show the cardiac conduction system.

It is said to be special cells that enable our heart to beat in a good manner. Go through our article to know more about this great invention.

Source of human heartbeat reveals in 3D

Jonathan Jarvis from Liverpool John Moores University, UK, said that, “The 3D data enables you to easily understand the complex relationships between the cardiac conduction & the rest of the heart.” Researches also said that,” Soaking post-modern samples in a solution of iodine makes soft tissue like the heart can absorb X-rays. And it becomes visible.

With the use of modern X ray scanners, experts can make detailed 3D images. In the images, they can also see the boundaries between single heart cells. It even detects in which direction they are arranged.

The cardiac conduction system, a special within the heart generates and also distribute the wave of electrical activity. This activity simulates the heart muscle to contract. And makes sure that the various parts of the heart contract regularly & in a coordinated way. If the system is damaged & one part of the heart contracts out of time than rest, then the heart doesn’t pump efficiently.

The new data gives a much more accurate result than previously available computer models of the heartbeat. The data also reveals the exact position of the cardiac conduction in a normal heart.

The data reveals exactly where the cardiac conduction system is in a normal heart. For example, it shows just how close it runs to the aortic valve.

“We have also use the data to make 3D printed models. This is really useful for heart doctors, patient with heart problems and other researchers. New strategies are useful to repair or replace the aortic valve is essential. Therefore make sure that they don’t damage or compress this important tissue”

The finding was published in the journal called scientific reports.