Scientists from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a surgical tool to dissolve blood clots, specifically the ones that lead to deep vein thrombosis (or when blood clots form within a deep vein).
The first of its kind tool uses a low frequency intravascular ultrasound, which functions like a drill mechanism to break down the clot in a more direct way than current methods allow. The tool to dissolve blood clots also has an injection tube feature. This sends micro-bubbles in the direction of the clot and makes the ultrasound waves more effective.
This is an example of those with difficult health problems can be aided by technological advancements.
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