Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) of one of the most prevalent cardiac arrythmia in humans, and also the most studied arrythmias due to its high association with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Diagnosis of AF, which is highly dependent on the observation of the irregular signal in the atria, is often challenging since AF is often asymptomatic at the onset. There has been a lot of effort in exploring different cardiac mapping techniques to understand the dynamics of AF for better intervention. This study aims at developing a MATLAB interface that assists the development of a cardiac plaque mapping data acquisition system in Dr. Zemlin’s Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Laboratory. The interface would load and process input signals, calculate data of interest and visualize them on 3D atrial geometry for analysis and understanding of electrical conduction behavior in the atria.
Dr. Christian Zemlin
Dr. Jonathan R. Silva Dr. Chao Zhou