It's one hard-working organ, pumping 1.5 gallons of blood every minute and beating around 100,000 times a day. In honor of American Heart Month, we sat down with a ticker expert to learn about things most people may not know about their hearts—and advances that could change cardiac care.
From a pencil that hoovers up potentially toxic surgical smoke to a 3-D tool that helps reduce exposure to radiation, these Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies advances were designed with one thing in mind: protecting patients and the doctors delivering their care.
Just a year after it debuted, the Johnson & Johnson Institute in Irvine, Calif., has already trained thousands of healthcare professionals on such procedures as heart surgery and hip replacements. Here's a look at the facility in action.