This project aims to create a new medical device – HEART GUARD. The device will be used in cardiac surgery during all procedures performed on arrested hearts. Heart Guard is a system for the continuous measurement of cardiac muscle acidosis (pH). Heart Guard is a device created to increase the safety of cardiac surgical procedures through the elimination of suboptimal protection of an arrested heart.
Heart Guard technology is a system for the continual measurement of cardiac metabolism. Heart Guard is designed to support controlled cardiac arrest (cardioplegic arrest) during heart surgery. Heart Guard has the potential to reduce mortality and the instance of severe complications resulting from the effect of suboptimal cardioplegia at the cellular level.