A baby born with malformations is a hole in the heart that is very dangerous, doctors need to intervene early to save the baby. However, surgery is very difficult, not to mention sewing thread can damage the heart tissue. So scientists have invented super glue to patch the heart, quickly and safely.
The official name of this glue is the super light hydrophobic glue (HLAA) developed by the collaboration of Boston Children's Hospital, MIT and Brigham Harvard Maternity Hospital.
This glue is very biocompatible, not decomposed in the liquid environment of blood, adhesion is also very good so it is not affected by the heart beat. Once the hole is patchy, the glue will destroy itself. The procedure used HLAA in just 5 seconds, less invasive because of endoscopic insertion and no need for stitches.
In the HLAA Laboratory, the hole in the pig heart has been patched, does not damage muscle tissue and fully withstands the pressure. The results are clear on 24 hours of leakage prevention. Gizmag magazine said HLAA will be completed and available in the market within 2-3 years.