Diagnosing by probe where cardiac arrhythmias occur
The Jena Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz IPHT) is coordinating a european research team to develop a multimodal imaging fiber probe that can diagnose critical sites for the development of cardiac arrhythmias.
Cardiac arrhythmias are considered to be one of the main causes of sudden cardiac death. In the „Multimodal Fiber Optic Probe for Highly Resolved in Vivo Localization of Cardiac Fibrosis“ (MultiFib) project, the Jena research team is working with partners from the Medical University of Vienna and the Institute for Rhythmology and Cardiac Modeling (Liryc) in Bordeaux, which specializes in the research and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. „We want to develop catheters that can be used where the arrhythmia occurs,“ explains project leader Iwan Schie from Leibniz IPHT. „At the same time, they will be able to monitor in real time during the operation whether ablation therapy in which these critical sites are sclerosed is successful. The European Commission is funding MultiFib under the ERA-NET programme in Horizon 2020 until April 2021.
Contact for scientific information:
Dr. Iwan Schie
Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz IPHT)
+49 (0) 3641 206-313 // iwan.schie(a)leibniz-ipht.de