Developing Labscale Magneto-Mechanical Experimental Setup to Predict the Plaque Growth of Human Heart Coronary Arterial Layer System

Student of Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science (MITS) Andhra Pradesh, Mallikarjunareddy Reddy Boreddy won the award for a Developing Labscale Magneto-Mechanical Experimental Setup to Predict the Plaque Growth of Human Heart Coronary Arterial Layer System. They carried their project work under the guidance of Dr Mallikarjunachari G.

In India, one out of six men and one in ten women die from heart disease and the death rate is significantly increasing day by day. According to present estimates, India will soon have the highest number of heart disease cases in the world. Conferring to the Indian Heart Association, 50% of all heart attacks in Indians occur under 50 years of age, and 25% of all heart attacks in Indians occur under 40 years of age. One of the primary reason for coronary heart disease is the growth of plaque in the heart arterial wall layers. The ratio of a number of heart patients to the available specialized cardiovascular doctors is significantly high. Moreover, the average cost of a less severe heart attack is about £ 600,000. All the above statistics indicate that the necessity of escalating the research in human heart artery system. In this regard, developing cost-effective experimental setup is an alternative way to fulfil the need. The identification and removal of plaque at the initial stages further bring down the cost significantly. Developing a labscale magneto-mechanical device to predict the plaque growth of human heart coronary arterial layer system. Plaque is the fatty (waste) substance that forms in between the heart arterial wall layers. The growth of this plaque at the interface of the layers blocks the blood flow and finally leads to a heart attack or stroke. Identification of the plaque growth at the interface is one of the major challenges for the biomedical research community. Our team is very confident that this study will be extremely useful to researchers from the area of biomedical science, material science, interface biology and also from nanoengineering.

The Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu awarded the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award to Mallikarjunareddy Reddy Boreddy, Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science (MITS) Andhra Pradesh at the GYTI 2019 Awards function held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on July 06, 2019.

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