‘Digitizing’ crosstalk among heart cells may help locate epicenters of heart rhythms

10 marzo 2015

A mathematical model has been developed to measure and digitally map the beat-sustaining electrical flow between heart cells. «Successful arrhythmia treatment depends on correctly identifying the epicenter of the malfunction,» the lead investigator says. «We cannot begin to develop such precision-targeted therapies without understanding the exact nature of the malfunction and its precise location. This new model is a first step toward doing so.»