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.
Moreno seeks precision medicine for genetic heart condition (Links to an external site)
CBAC Member Jonathan Moreno conducts cardiac research in Jon Silva’s lab in biomedical engineering.
SentiAR raises $5.1 million for holographic cardiac ablation guidance system (Links to an external site)
Technology allows electrophysiologists to visualize cardiac anatomy in hands-free, real-time 3D. This article features CBAC members Jonathan Silva and Jennifer Silva.
Ghiska Ramahdita becomes finalist in Reach Out SciComm Slam (Links to an external site)
Ghiska Ramahdita, a doctoral student in the labs of CBAC member Nathaniel Huebsch and Guy Genin, will continue on to compete in the finals May 4, 2021
Abnormalities in Sodium Current and Calcium Homeostasis as Drivers of Arrhythmogenesis in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (Links to an external site)
On December 8, 10:00 am, please join us for this virtual seminar by Elisabetta Cerbai, Professor of Pharmacology and the Director of the Center for Molecular Medicine at the University of Florence, Italy.
Arrhythmias After Myocardial Infarction-of Myocytes & Fibroblasts (Links to an external site)
On December 8, 10:00 am, please join us for this virtual seminar by Karin Sipido, a Professor & Head of Experimental Cardiology at the University of Leuven, Belgium.
CBAC Member Richard Schuessler Retires (Links to an external site)
Richard Schuessler, PhD, Director of the Cardiac Surgical Research Laboratory, retires from the Department of Surgery in October 2020, after an accomplished 35-year career at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
How a hologram can show a patient’s heart during surgery (Links to an external site)
CBAC Members, Jennifer and Jon Silva have developed a hologram that visualises a patient’s heart while they are in the operating theatre. They were featured on BBC News. Click on the title or image for their BBC News video.
WashU-developed holograms help physicians during cardiac procedure (Links to an external site)
Holographic display improves physician accuracy when treating irregular heartbeat. CBAC members, Jennifer N. Avari Silva, MD, associate professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine, and Jonathan Silva, associate professor of biomedical engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering, co-led a team that tested a Microsoft HoloLens headset with custom software during cardiac ablation procedures on patients at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Rudy lab conducts first study of electromechanics of human hearts (Links to an external site)
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 10th Anniversary Symposium
On Friday, August 28th, the Cardiac Bioelectricity & Arrhythmia Center (CBAC) of Washington University held a one-day symposium celebrating its 10th anniversary. The symposium addressed basic research and clinical issues in the field of cardiac arrhythmias. Faculty included speakers from Washington University and guests from all around the world.
Repolarization of the Human Heart: “Understanding the T – Wave”
The Cardiac Bioelectricity and Arrhythmia Center (CBAC) brought together researchers from the Netherlands and the CBAC for a half day of presentations and discussions
First inaugural Cardiac Bioelectricity & Arrhythmia Center (CBAC) Retreat
The CBAC Retreat was a full day of exciting lectures, informal talks and dialogue, and presentations from various CBAC faculty members whose interests range in both research and clinical studies.