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Need Surgery? Invent Your Own Implant

Tal Golesworthy decided that he didn’t want to undergo surgery for a serious heart defect that would mean taking blood-thinning drugs for the rest of his life. Instead he drew on his engineering experience to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computer-aided design (CAD) to come up with a new type of implant that would stop his aorta splitting, but wouldn’t require life-long medication to prevent clotting. In 2004, he was the first recipient of his invention and 23 other people have also had the device inserted.

Read more in The Engineer.


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