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The Cardiac Bioelectricity and Arrhythmia Center (CBAC) is an interdisciplinary center whose goals are to study heart rhythms and their disorders (cardiac arrhythmias), and to develop new tools for their diagnosis and treatment in the prevention of disabilities and cardiac death.

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Electromechanics of the Normal Human Heart In Situ

Rudy lab conducts first study of electromechanics of healthy, living human hearts

While there have been numerous studies of abnormalities in the human heart, there have not been studies of the electromechanics of healthy adult hearts — until now. CBAC Director Yoram Rudy, the Fred Saigh Distinguished Professor of Engineering, and Christopher Andrews, postdoctoral research scholar, Department of Biomedical Engineering, have completed the first study to combine electrocardiographic imaging (ECGI), a noninvasive method developed in the Rudy lab, with tagged MRI to study the electromechanics of healthy hearts in living humans.

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CBAC MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

How a hologram can show a patient's heart during surgery

Jennifer and Jon Silva, a husband and wife team working at Washington University in St Louis, have developed a hologram that visualises a patient's heart while they are in the operating theatre. Watch video on BBC News.

 

 

Jon Silva, Jennifer Silva

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