Teen finds the ‘shape’ of our beating hearts

Kevin Lee used math to model how heart muscle moves with each beat

By Bethany Brookshire, 16:48 PM March 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — Kevin Lee, 17, has always found the heart interesting. “It maintains a steady rhythm for millions of beats,” he says. Then, suddenly, “it can fail without any explanation.” But three years ago, the heart-obsessed senior at University High School in Irvine, Calif., was no longer content to sit on the sidelines. “I saw all these stories in the news about these athletes suddenly collapsing and dying,” he recalls. “I thought, if I could find the reasons why that could happen, I could...

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