Add to favorite
 
123
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS


Spinal Cord Stimulation Adapted for Treating Arrhythmia in Russia
May 31, 2018 14:02


The method accelerates patients’ recovery and prevents the onset of atrial fibrillation after upfront cardiac surgery, the Meshalkin Novosibirsk Medical Research Center reports.
Specialists of the Meshalkin Novosibirsk Medical Research Center have first used neurostimulation of the spinal cord to treat atrial fibrillation – arrhythmia - which threatens strokes and heart failure. According to Alexander Romanov, the leading researcher of the Heart Rhythm Disorders Department of the Meshalkin Centre, this method accelerates patients’ recovery and prevents the onset of atrial fibrillation after upfront cardiac surgeries.
Neurostimulation of the spinal cord is performed for patients with chronic pain syndrome, including the chest, as well as with Parkinson's disease. Neurostimulants are thin electrodes that are placed in the area of the spinal cord. The stimulation takes place with the help of a separate external device.
"It was noticed that after the installation of neurostimulators, patients get not only relieved of the pain syndrome, but restored heart rhythm as well. We launched a study among patients who undergo upfront heart surgery: electrodes are installed 2 to 3 days before the intervention and remain for 5 days after the surgery for exerting temporary neurostimulation. Afterwards they are removed. The patients feel fine, and they are free from the need of painkillers,” – Alexander Romanov said.
According to statistics, atrial fibrillation occurs in 30 to 50 percent of patients after cardiac surgeries.
"This complicates the course of the postoperative period and leads to more frequent hospitalizations and heart failures. Chaotic contraction of the heart can also lead to a stroke,” - the scientist explained.

Specialists of the Meshalkin Novosibirsk Medical Research Center have embarked on a more ambitious research of the new technology on a group of 60 patients. According to Alexander Romanov, a major manufacturer of medical equipment - Boston Scientific - has become interested in the technology and already signed a preliminary agreement on supporting the research.
As previously reported, for treatment of atrial fibrillation, the scientists of the Novosibirsk Medical Research Center have for the first time used a drug based on botulinum toxin. The poison in micro doses disconnects the part of the autonomic nervous system that regulates the work of the heart; over time, the heart resumes its normal work, and the effect of poison ceases. The technology is of interest to a large manufacturer of botulinum toxin, Allergan. The Irish company will conduct research based on the results of Novosibirsk scientists to produce Botox for cardiology purposes.


Sources: http://tass.ru 


Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags:      

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Russian Physicists Won Competition for Super Collider Project Unparalleled Plutonium Purification Method Introduced in Russia Russian and American Scientists Created Capsule-Trap for Dangerous Diseases Are Gold Nanoparticles Toxic? Russian and Israeli Chemists Know How to Restore Proteins to Life









Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
TAGS:
Clint Eastwood  Destruction of Monuments  Russian Metro  Russian people  Arctic  Altair Mountains  GDP  Chinese and Russian Culture and Art Festival  Bank  Avant-Garde Art  Embassy of Nature  Karelia   Russian actors  Exhibitions in Moscow  The Civil Platform  Vologda  Russian tourist destinations  Kolomenskoye  travel to Russia  Sheremetyevo  Archeology  Krymsk  Great Patriotic War  Primorsky Territory  Concerts in St. Petersburg  Yuri Gagarin  St. Petersburg  MIPTV  Isaak Dunayevsky  auto motor show  Russian souvenirs  Grushhinsky Festival  protest actions  Balalaika  Security System  rent a car in Russia  Russian Monuments  Bulgakov House Museum  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian regions  Festivals in Moscow  Moscow  Russian business  The First Settler Monument  physics  Sculpture  Russian tourism  Russian Cinema  Federal Space Agency  Solovki 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites