Nov 5, 2010 Update: Here is a link to the press release “Kryptonite™ superglue improving the quality of life in heart patients recovering from open-chest surgery” from the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2010, co-hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. [HT Anon]
After reporting in Nov 2009 “Kryptonite bone glue helps open-heart surgery patients“, I am happy to include an excerpt from an interesting CTV update of the latest findings reported this weekend “‘Superglue’ helps heart patients recover faster: study” (emphasis added),
“A surgical procedure pioneered by Calgary researchers that uses a revolutionary superglue can improve the recovery of heart patients recovering from open-chest surgery, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society reports.
The glue, dubbed Kryptonite, is being used to enhance the closure of the breastbone after surgery and perhaps one day, to take the place of steel wire that is traditionally used to close up the bone.
Dr. Paul Fedak, a cardiac surgeon at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta at Foothills Hospital Medical Centre, says the new superglue has properties like natural bone and allows for new bone growth. It also hardens quickly. Doctors say that within 24 hours, it is as hard as natural bone. Read the rest of this entry »