Dr. David Axelrod (right) of Stanford University School of Medicine and David Sarno, founder of Lighthaus, Inc., which created the Stanford Virtual Heart. (Photo courtesy of David Axelrod)
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Virtual reality has been a staple of science fiction ever since Stanley G. Weinbaum wrote about high-tech goggles in 1935’s Pygmalion’s Spectacles. Now that virtual reality has become actual reality, it’s slowly but surely revolutionizing the treatment of heart disease and stroke.