From molecule to bedside,
we study & treat heart rhythm disorders.

  • CBAC Newsletter 2020
  • Cell-Cell Interactions and Gap Junctions in the Heart
  • Optical Mapping of Cardiac Electrical Activity
  • Noninvasive Electrocardiac Imaging of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Structure/Function of Cardiac Ion Channels

Our MISSION

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.

Our mission is to battle cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death through scientific discovery and its application in the development of mechanism-based therapy.

CBAC Seminars

Our seminars will resume in the fall. Please check back for updates.


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CBAC SEMINAR

On May 4, Michel Haïssaguerre, a Professor at the Victor-Segalen Bordeaux 2 University and head of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Department at Bordeaux University Hospital (Haut-Lévêque Cardiology Hospital), France gave the last CBAC seminar of the 2020-21 academic year. Please click here for the video.

Compound may prevent risk of a form of arrhythmia from common medications

Compound may prevent risk of a form of arrhythmia from common medications (Links to an external site)

CBAC Jianmin Cui leads a multi-institutional team to make this discovery. Dozens of commonly used drugs, including antibiotics, antinausea and anticancer medications, have a potential side effect of lengthening the electrical event that triggers contraction, creating an irregular heartbeat, or cardiac arrhythmia called acquired Long QT syndrome. While safe in their current dosages, some of these drugs may have a more therapeutic benefit at higher doses, but are limited by the risk of arrhythmia.