• Question: What medical devices have you designed/ are designing for the heart?

    Asked by human being to Monica on 4 Mar 2016.
    • Photo: Monica Rozeik

      Monica Rozeik answered on 4 Mar 2016:

      When I was working on my doctorate, I designed and developed a material for heart valves that can be put in the heart without surgery. There’s a lot of interest at the moment about valves that don’t need open heart surgery. That means old people who are too frail can get a valve instead of going under the knife.

      I’m now working on a heart valve for children as they have different needs to adults but there aren’t many valves in the market that can help them.