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In Person Seminar: Precision Medicine in Cardiac Electrophysiology

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Jennifer Silva, M.D. Jonathan Silva, Ph.D.

Jennifer Silva, M.D.

Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology
Director of Pediatric Electrophysiology
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Jonathan Silva, Ph.D.

Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar: Precision Medicine in Cardiac Electrophysiology

Date: Oct. 6, 2023

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

About this Seminar

Recent advancements in the understanding of cardiac arrhythmias and therapies have begun to usher in an era of precision anti-arrhythmic medicine. Physicians often treat arrhythmia with complementary therapeutic strategies, anti-arrhythmic drugs and transcatheter ablations. Based on enhanced understanding of biophysical ion channel mechanisms, we can now better predict what patients will respond to certain antiarrhythmic medications and use this insight to pursue novel therapeutic strategies. Concurrently, Jonathan and Jennifer Silva and their research teams have collaboratively improved physician accuracy by providing physicians with a better visualization of the heart while they perform ablations with new augmented reality technology.

Additional Details

This is a free event hosted by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and co-sponsored by the institute's Center for Vascular and Heart Research. The Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series, which runs annually from September to May, has featured leading biomedical researchers from throughout the country since the program began in 2012. The lectures are also open to all members of the Virginia Tech community including graduate students, undergraduates, faculty, and staff, as well as the public.

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