Our transatlantic network consisting of 6 universities received funding from the Leducq Foundation. Our project is titled Repolarization HeterogeneitY imaging for personalised Therapy of Heart arrhythMia (RHYTHM). Project was among only 5 funded proposals selected from 120 submitted. Project description and participants on the Leducq Foundation web-site: https://www.fondationleducq.org/network/repolarization-heterogeneity-ima...
Since 1958, average life expectancy in the US has increased by 10 years. According to Igor Efimov, the inaugural chair of GW’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Alisann and Terry Collins Professor of Biomedical Engineering, the 68 percent reduction in the mortality rate from heart disease during the same period is a huge contributor to this remarkable gain in life expectancy. That said, heart disease still remains the country’s number one killer, and Dr.
Phase I and phase II of short-term mechanical restitution in perfused rat left ventricles
Dumitrescu C, Narayan P, Cheng Y, Efimov IR, Altschuld RA
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2002 Apr;282(4):H1131-9 [PubMed]
Mechanisms of make and break excitation revisited: paradoxical break excitation during diastolic stimulation
Nikolski VP, Sambelashvili AT, Efimov IR
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2002 Feb;282(2):H565-75 [PubMed]
Reversal of repolarization gradient does not reverse the chirality of shock-induced reentry in the rabbit heart
Cheng Y, Nikolski V, Efimov IR
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2000 Sep;11(9):998-1007 [PubMed]