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SHL 215
Speaker
Dr. Rongjia Tao - Temple University,
Host
Siu-Tat Chui
"Magnetorheology Helps Us to Cure Hypertension and Disassemble Blood Clots For Covid-19 Patients" Severe hypertension comes with headaches, chest pain, shortness of breath, flushing, and visual changes etc. Without timely medical treatment, severe hypertension will lead to heart attack and strokes. Here we report our discovery: the blood flow in blood vessels can be optimized by magnetorheology (MR). Application of a strong magnetic field along the blood flow direction will reduce the blood viscosity along the flow direction significantly and suppress turbulence in blood flow. Hence the blood pressure is lowered down to the normal range. Our clinical trials have more than 250 people tested. The technology is effective for everyone. On average, in 15 minutes the magnetic treatment lowers the blood pressure by 21.4%. The effect lasts more than 24 hours and can be kept continuously if the magnetic treatment is repeated once a day. Recently, we have also found that MR can disassemble blood clots. In fact, blood clotting caused by Covid-19 has made this disease much more severe than other respiratory diseases. An alarming number of Covid-19 patients developed blood clots that trigger heart attack, stroke, and other disasters. Currently blood thinner medicines are the only treatment. While blood thinners lower the blood’s ability to clot, they cannot disassemble existing blood clots. Many patients were not helped by them. We have found that strong magnetic field can disassemble blood clots safely and effectively. This is attributed to the magnetic property of red cells and their unique disk shape. Hence, we have proposed a new treatment for Covid-19 patients with thrombosis: applying a strong magnetic field along the patients’ arm or leg. When the blood clots come to the magnetic field, they are disassembled safely; red cells recover their oxygen function; the blood flow is greatly improved, and the incidence of heart attack and stroke can be prevented. This magnetic treatment will thus greatly help severe Covid-19 patients to recover.