Google Cardboard Used By Surgeons To Perform Heart Surgery And Saves A Life

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Some parents would possibly be adding Google Cardboard to their reports come 2016 especially after the virtual reality (VR) tech as well as the viewer aided in saving the life of a little girl.

It was no simply a Christmas sensation, it was a modern technology and medicine in combination saving a newborn’s life that was desperately in need of surgery which some doctors shielded away from handling. Appreciation to the sharp thinking of Doctor Redmond Bruke along with his team at Miami’s Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Teegan Lexcen of four months is alive now. With the aid of Google Cardboard and virtual reality, Dr. Burke was in a position to accomplish this composite operation.

Baby Teegan was born of just one lung and with a deformed heart. Her left side heart being rigorously underdeveloped because of lack of the left pulmonary artery, and what was left of her heart had shifted into the cavity in which the left lung would have occupied. The forecast was dreary. Doctors in her state of birth Minnesota told her parents that her case was not operable and that she was to die.

All that did not stop Chad Lexcen and Cassidy from trying their luck in saving the baby and ensuring that Teegan’s twin sister grew besides her sister. That is when the parents met Dr. Burke, who is a congenital heart surgeon and grew in Curpertino, the heart of Silicon Valley, California. He has pioneered in most of the techniques as well as technologies used in the operation rooms today through his approach to medicine, particularly in discovering less intrusive and distressing ways to take on an operation on patients.

Google Cardboard To Perform Heart Surgery

The obstacle that the doctors who refused to operate on Teegan faced were how to get the view of whatever was happening in the chest of the little girl. Though MRI’s presents a perfect reading on the possibility of the matter, navigation through the nuances as well as structure of Teegan’s heart was kind of perilous. Burke looked forward to seeing where the point to make the first incision.

Then, Dr. Juan Carlos Muniz, who runs the MRI program at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, came in and brought a cardboard housing and smartphone to Dr. Bruke. He then took the scans of the chest of Teegan and made a 3-Dimentional model out of them, which is a virtual recreation to view before beginning to operate on the patient. Dr. Burke was then able to look at and by simply tilting could view the heart of the patient and manipulate it. It seemed so clear as if it were vertically in the operating room.

Teegan’s surgery was carried out on 10th December and took about 7 hours. It was successful.

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