MCIRCC’s objective is to transform critical care through innovation, integration, and entrepreneurship. But what does that mean and how is it being done? The MCIRCC Pre-Clinical Operative and Intensive Care Unit was created in February 2013 to embody this objective and has made great strides in high-risk, high-reward pursuits.
Vital signs are archaic or “late to the game.” You read that right. Traditional vital signs that are collected and indicate a problem such as low/high blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, etc. are not detectably altered until your body has already been trying to compensate for a deficiency.
But what if the problem could’ve been detected and prevented before your body began to act up by developing new and more informative vital signs? Insert New Vital Signs.
Kayvan Najarian, PhD, an American Heart Association-supported researcher, is another example of the extraordinary things happening here at the University of Michigan thanks to AHA funding.
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the single largest cause of death in the United States. Coronary angiograms, x-rays that reveal the flow of blood through the heart’s pathways, are often used to diagnose and guide CHD treatment.
Medical emergencies cause a high number of vehicle crashes. University of Michigan researchers have teamed up with Toyota to examine whether new vehicle technology could predict — and potentially prevent — such scenarios.