It is a disturbing, but true fact that medical devices are hacked. Medical devices have inbuilt software, and hackers try to breach this. Medical device cybersecurity is thus critical, because lack of it can bring harm to patients who use medical devices that come with software built into them.
Used medical equipment is often a smart and cost-effective way of acquiring medical device products. Everything from diagnostics to monitoring medical equipment is available online for second hand purchasing but there are a couple of things to look out for and consider when investing in these products. From first-hand experience, Drugdu.com has created a list of what to look out for and what to keep in mind.
Maurice Lyons remembers when lung surgery used to require him to make a 6-10 inch incision in a patients' skin and fracture a rib. He'd take the lung out, do what needed to be done and put it back. It would take patients about a week to recover enough just to leave the hospital, Lyons said.
Using the virtual reality (VR) platform, doctors can show patients, in an immersive, highly detailed way, what will happen to their bodies if they take their medication, stop smoking, and eat better — and what will happen if they don't.
Recent decades have seen an "explosive evolution" of techniques to restore blood flow to areas of the brain endangered by stroke or clogged arteries, according to a report by Loyola Medicine neurologists and neurosurgeons.
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