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Houston, we have a (heart) problem

Our researchers tested an automated heart massager to measure its efficacy on space missions

Regina Sablotny
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11 March 2022by Elena Munari

Eurac Research physicians tested the LUCAS automatic heart massager aboard an airbus that simulated altered gravity by means of a parabolic flight. The goal of the study was to ascertain whether the device could be used for cardiac emergencies in space.

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