New heart modeling method may help doctors pump the brakes on sudden cardiac death

Published by Melissa Foley-King on

A team led by Johns Hopkins engineers has found that modeling the heart in 3D using combined imaging techniques can help predict heart rhythm abnormalities, called arrhythmias, in patients with a genetic heart disease. This approach could one day help clinicians determine which patients with a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy might benefit from the implantation of a defibrillator. The team’s study appears today in eLife.

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