The World’s Tiniest Endoscope Could Fight Heart Disease

Photo credit: Simon Thiele and Jiawen Li
Photo credit: Simon Thiele and Jiawen Li

From Popular Mechanics

  • Australian scientists have designed the world’s smallest imaging device: a scope for taking 3D images inside the blood vessels.

  • It’s meant to help uncover clues about heart attacks and the progression of heart disease.

  • The scientists published their findings on July 20 in the journal Light: Science & Applications.

Heart disease, a.k.a. the “silent killer,” is the leading cause of death in the U.S. About 647,000 Americans die from the disease each year, making up roughly one-quarter of total annual deaths, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control

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