Biomedical engineers at the University of Colorado at Boulder and cardiologists at The Children’s Hospital are collaborating on the development of several new miniaturized devices to assist doctors in the diagnosis and treatment of children with heart defects. Approximately 1 percent of all children is born with some form of congenital heart disease. Among the devices being developed are a micro-electronic pressure monitoring system that sends data from the heart ventricle to an external collector, and a micro-electronic sensor that accurately measures blood flow through artificial heart valves.
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