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Device Provides Real-Time 3D Images from Inside Heart

Researchers have developed the technology for a catheter-based device that would provide forward-looking, real-time, three-dimensional imaging from inside the heart, coronary arteries and peripheral blood vessels. With its volumetric imaging, the new device could better guide surgeons working in the heart, and potentially allow more of patients’ clogged arteries to be cleared without major surgery.

The device integrates ultrasound transducers with processing electronics on a single 1.4 millimeter silicon chip. On-chip processing of signals allows data from more than a hundred elements on the device to be transmitted using just 13 tiny cables, permitting it to easily travel through circuitous blood vessels. The forward-looking images produced by the device would provide significantly more information than existing cross-sectional ultrasound.

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If you are depressed and you’re not even trying to do something about it, it’s your own fault that you’re depressed. (Note: this does not apply to people who have been through a traumatic experience or loss imo)

If you spend your days in your bed, whining on the Internet, eating shitty fast food and feeling sorry for yourself, you’re never gonna get better, that’s reality.

Two years ago I was diagnosed with severe depression and today I’m still on anti-depressants and I’m trying to do something about my depression everyday. Sure, sometimes I have no energy and I do nothing the whole day but at least I’m trying. And it makes me so fucking angry how some depressed people do absolutely nothing to get better and are still complaining about feeling down all the time.

You can’t just wait for your depression to say goodbye because it’s not gonna happen. If you don’t wanna be depressed, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Go see a therapist if you have the money. If you don’t: get a hobby, work out, go on walks, get a job, DO THINGS.

I will never feel sorry for people who do nothing about their situation but still complain. You don’t like your life? Change it. No one else is gonna do it for you. Get off your ass and change your life; people do it all the time, it’s not that hard.

Sure if you don’t WANT to get better, that’s your problem, but don’t complain about your shitty life.

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