The heart is one of the few organs in the body that never stops working, despite the condition of the patient. This makes it one of the most constant witnesses to everything that happens in the body.
For this reason, it is very easy to understand the health of the body just by studying how the heart reacts to various day to day stimuli.
These reactions are constantly transmitted from the heart to the brain through electrical signals which the doctors are able to read through EEG machines.
While most doctors still use 2D representation of these signals to study the functioning of the human heart, researchers from the University of California have devised a whole new approach towards it, with the help of 3D imaging.
Under this new method, the scientists create a 3D Virtual Model of the heart on a computer, using the electrical signals captured by EEG machines.
They can then study this model to visualize all the changes the cells and tissues of the heart go through various diseases, by correlating them with the changes that said events have on the electrical signals.
This methods gives them a efficient way of studying various heart related diseases and potential cures for them, without actually have to subject real humans through the stress.
With further development, this model could give us new insights into all sorts of diseases as well as the measures needed to take care of them.