Could Magnets Help Prevent Heart Attacks?
In our modern age of advanced medicine, heart attacks, unfortunately, are still not rare. They can happen to anyone, at any age. In fact, these days heart attacks have become the leading cause of death, especially in women.
If a person’s heart muscles are not supplied with enough oxygen-rich blood, it can increase the risk of a heart attack. And once the blood becomes too thick, it can also damage blood vessels. Aspirin aside, there are relatively few blood-thinning drugs available on the market. Sadly, they also have their side effects.
In a recent study, Professor Rongjia Tao from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA has invented a safer and repeatable technique for thinning human blood by subjecting it to a magnetic field. "This method of magneto-rheology provides an effective way to control the blood viscosity within a selected range," said Tao.
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