Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology Research Group
The human heart operates twenty-four hours a day without any breaks. Every day, it contracts approximately 100,000 times and pumps up to 7,000 litres of blood while at rest, and as much as five times as much under heavy loads. Over the course of our lives, our hearts make roughly 2.5 billion contractions. Heart rhythm disorders, therefore, are one of the most common heart diseases. Significant arrhythmias occur in approximately 25% of those patients who are hospitalized for acute stroke. Strokes affect up to 17 million people each year in the world, and one-third of these people die from this disease. Over the last decade, electrophysiological examinations and radiofrequency ablation (local tissue destruction) have become one of the pillars for diagnosing and treating cardiac arrhythmia.
The research team is focused on the possibilities of using new types of energy while developing new types of catheters. In the future, these new methods could be applied to diagnose and treat diagnoses of the central nervous system, such as strokes and epilepsy.