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Application: Harpoon Helps Save Lives
Posted Tue February 24, 2009 @10:17AM
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Application For the last eighteen months researchers at the Institute for Computational Mechanics in Munich, Germany, have been trying to determine the risk of abdominal aorta rupture to individual patients.

Abdominal aortic aneurysms are the tenth biggest killer in the western world, with over 80% of those who suffer a ruptured aneurysm dying before they reach a hospital. Even if the patient does receive treatment, the mortality rate remains very high.

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