Team, Visitors, External Collaborators
Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

Regional Initiatives

The project “Cardiac Arrhythmia Localization Methods,” granted by the Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, with matching from funds held by our clinical collaboraters H. Cochet and P. Jaïs, has started. The purpose of this project is to develop a tool that can predict the exit site of an arrhythmia with moderate accuracy (1 cm) in an absolute sense, with respect to the anatomy of the heart in situ, and with a resolution of about 2 mm in a relative sense, with respect to a nearby pacing site. This tool must fulfill the following criteria:

We will in the first place test a number of proposed methods using synthetic data, produced with our realistic models of cardiac electrophysiology and accurate geometric models of different patients. This in-silico testing phase will answer a number of important practical questions. Subsequently we will use offline clinical data, and within 2 years we aim to build a clinical prototype that can be tested (without interfering in the procedure) in the cathlab. In order to work real-time we will initially use very simple methods. However, the clinical prototype and the collectoin of synthetic data that we created will later serve also as a platform to test also more sophisticated inverse methods.