A Biological Pacemaker for Pediatric Chronotropic Incompetence

The Problem

Current electrical pacemakers experience severe complications long-term

Complications Include:

  • Pacemaker lead length is problematic, especially in growing children, often requiring replacement
  • Limited battery life (5-7 years)
  • Incapable of responding to autonomic stimulations in exercise
  • Potentially increased risk of heart failure
  • Separation of leads from battery

The Solution

Patent Pending Biological Pacemaker Growing Chamber

Placed at tip of an infusion catheter
Chamber/scaffold will help control and localize cell migration
If natural or endogenous pacemaker cells from the patient cannot be used, there is currently a way to generate pacemaker cells from human blood cells.