Magnet Removes Needle From Human Heart
One of the things we've been blogging about a lot lately is the use of magnetics in groundbreaking medical procedures. And the news keeps giving us things to write about. We don't make any medical claims about the magnetic jewelry we sell, but magnetism certainly has some stunning medical applications.
In New Delhi, a team of doctors managed to remove a 4 inch sewing needle from a patient's heart by using a magnet. When the needle inside Prashant Chalotra's heart was pushed deeper into the muscle by continued by the heart's beating, the doctors used a magnet to partially remove the needle from the tissue to give their instruments a better grip.
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