Trouble with Your Ticker? Bag It
When it comes to matters of the heart, big is usually better.
Illustration by Jason Lee
When it comes to matters of the heart, big is usually better. But big and floppy is another story. After a heart attack or other assault that weakens the heart’s muscles, the organ begins to enlarge. The stress can kill so many cells that the heart begins to look like a “big floppy bag,” says Dr. Hani Sabbah, the inventor of a mesh-like jacket that protects against the stretching that leads to heart failure. It’s currently in clinical trials.