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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:07 AM
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Da Vinci clue for heart surgeon

A UK heart surgeon has pioneered a new way to repair damaged hearts after being inspired by artist Leonardo da Vinci's medical drawings.
The intricate diagrams of the heart were made by Leonardo 500 years ago.

Mr Francis Wells from Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, says Leonardo's observations of the way the heart valves open and close was revelatory.

Mr Wells has used this understanding to modify current repair operations, and has successfully treated 80 patients.


The drawings allowed him to work out how to restore normal opening and closing function of the mitral valve, one of the four valves in the heart.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4289204.stm
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:09 PM
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1. Love this story!!
If only everyone would pay such attention to things. Imagine that this knowledge has been around for CENTURIES......Well I am a big enough Da Vinci fan that my daughter gave me a book of his drawings for Christmas one year. Vitruvian man is credited with beginning the Renaissance. Say, Wikepedia says it, it must be so!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitruvian_Man
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 07:56 AM
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2. How can one person be so smart?
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:26 AM
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