System and Method for Localizing Cardiac Arrhythmia Sources Using Multi-Pole Sensors

Description:

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of heart arrhythmia, which is when the heart beats too slowly, too fast, or in an irregular way. AF can be treated through a procedure known as ablation, which destroys a small area of heart tissue that is the source of the irregular heartbeats. One of the challenges associated with ablation is that it can be difficult to detect the exact source of the AF. This technology allows for the generation of an AF ablation target map by utilizing a conventional multi-pole diagnostic catheter (MPDC) in the atria. The ablation target map reveals the locations of any AF sources in the atria. The method can be used in the left or right atrium, depending on the clinical need.

Patent Information:
Category(s):
Biotechnology
For Information, Contact:
Dana Vouglitois
Florida Atlantic University
dvouglitois@fau.edu
Inventors:
Behnaz Ghoraani
Prasanth Ganesan
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