Discretizing a hybrid cardiac reconstruction: a novel simulation of sustained fibrillation

Arianna Pahlavan, New York, USA 16-18

I virtually designed anatomical anomalies to be computer engineered into the widely used but outdated current math model of the human heart. I found that the disruptive presence of these anatomical anomalies multiplied the impact of electric shock and I simulated successful defibrillation with 0.33 volts—something a $9 shock pen could accomplish. With continued research, I progressed to design a blueprint for the first ready-made “epi pen” for cardiac arrest: a low-voltage, low-cost, and artificially intelligent device. It has the potential to eradicate the No. 1 cause of death worldwide and save the U.S. Healthcare System $1.13 trillion USD.

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