• Question: what does one of your designs for the heart help?

    Asked by laila rew to Monica on 8 Mar 2016.
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      Monica Rozeik answered on 8 Mar 2016:

      When the normal valve is leaky or doesn’t open as much as it should, it means not enough blood is reaching the body. That can cause people to faint or if it’s really bad, they can even die because they’re not getting enough oxygen rich blood. I design an artificial valve which can be used to replace the faulty valve and make sure enough blood is reaching the whole body.