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Fibers That Control Heart Rhythm Revealed By 3D X-Ray, University of Liverpool Study


4/30/2012 7:49:54 AM

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a new X-ray technique to identify tissue fibres in the heart that ensure the muscle beats in a regular rhythm. The new 3D images could further understanding of how the body's heartbeat can be disturbed, which may help medics develop ways to reduce the risk of fibrillation - a condition in which heart muscle contracts chaotically and fails to pump blood rhythmically around the body.


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