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$BRSF Life-Saving Invention Simplifies Treatment of Heart Disease

An irregular heartbeat, which is scientifically termed as a cardiac arrhythmia, can begin at a moment’s notice before rapidly becoming worse.

A couple of decades ago, in the ‘60s, a physician by the name of L. Julian Haywood found a way to monitor an individual’s heart continuously, watching for a change in its rhythm and then alerting doctors and nurses when an anomaly was found.

Before that, in 1956, Haywood was in year two of his internal medicine residency at the Los Angeles County General Hospital. He had concluded his residency at the Howard University and the University of Virginia before deciding to specialize in cardiology.

However, he was disappointed to learn that the hospital had no cardiology review conferences where students and doctors could talk about any new developments or patients; neither did it have clinical cardiology rounds nor formal teaching in cardiology. This was despite the fact that the hospital’s mortality rate among patients who had heart attacks was 35%.

Despite the many inventions that had been designed over centuries ago to monitor the activity of an individual’s heart, including the capillary electrometer, which was invented in the early 1870s by Gabriel Lippmann, and the string galvanometer, invented by Willem Einthoven in 1893, cardiology was still not considered a specialty when Haywood was concluding his residency at the L.A County General Hospital.

It wasn’t until 1966 that Haywood began a coronary care unit. He also secured funds from the American Heart Association’s L.A. chapter to begin a cardiology nurse training program. With the objective being to reduce the mortality rate of heart attack victims, Haywood began to look for a reliable way that would allow physicians to monitor a patient’s heart and record any anomalies.

Together with his associates, Haywood developed a digital heart monitor prototype in 1969 and began using it in the coronary care unit. This helped significantly reduce the cardiac patients’ mortality rates in the unit.

Decades later in 2018, Haywood published an article that discussed the various factors that led to the significant decline in the heart disease death rate in the county of Los Angeles. In the article, he deduced that the establishment of coronary care units in the ’60s helped bring focus on cardiology, which led to advancements being made in bypass surgery, angioplasty and angiography as well as better medications to control cholesterol and blood pressure.

In addition to this, the success of cardiothoracic surgery and cardiology programs at various institutions encouraged more research in this field to be conducted, which led to various lifesaving inventions such as heart valve replacements and pacemakers.

When talking about heart health, it is almost inevitable that one will think about brain health (due to heart disease increasing the chance of stroke, for example), and lots of companies have brought advances to the neurological sector. A clear example is Brain Scientific Inc. (OTCQB: BRSF), which so far has two devices (NeuroEEG and NeuroCap) that are revolutionizing the EEG market since they are disposable and provide diagnostic results faster.

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to Brain Scientific Inc. (OTCQB: BRSF) are available in the company’s newsroom at https://ibn.fm/BRSF

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