PRODUCTS & INNOVATION
Your heart's rhythm — a synchronicity of expansions and contractions — is fundamental to life.
Mar 18 2019
Blood in need of oxygenation flows into the right atrium, down to the right ventricle to be pumped through the pulmonary artery to the lungs.
When that blood comes back to the heart, chock full of oxygen, it arrives in the left atrium, down to the left ventricle to be pumped up through the aorta to the rest of the body before returning to the heart.
It's a cycle that happens billions of times in the average lifetime.
It's a coordination we admire and appreciate. Supporting that beat is essential to the work we do at Abbott. With February designated as Heart Health Month in the U.S., it takes on even greater significance to us.
"Research and development within the cardiovascular space has never been more exciting, and teams throughout Abbott are finding new ways to improve existing technology while also driving entire therapy segments in new directions," said Mark Strong, divisional vice president of program development within Abbott’s Cardiac Arrhythmias and Heart Failure division.
Here's just a sample of our expanding portfolio to care for your heart:
"As a leader in cardiovascular therapy development, we have to stay vigilant in capitalizing on new data, new technology and discoveries to optimize the devices and therapies across our entire portfolio to make sure that we're improving patients' lives," Strong said.
"In addition to pushing new technology forward, we have to make sure that each solution we bring to market is generating additional benefits, such as reducing the cost of care, improving workflow or incorporating new technology into how physicians and patients utilize medical devices. The problems we're trying to solve are massive, but the energy we're putting toward solving those problems is even greater."
Abbott takes seriously its job to provide high quality technologies that improve lives by providing knowledge to patients and tools to doctors. Our 103,000-strong company employs more than 2,300 scientists.
The sooner we can help get you start feeling better, the sooner you can get back to living your fullest, healthiest life.
"I'm just really encouraged by the possibilities," Jacobs said.
Taking care of your heart? It's in our blood.
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