Thursday, March 24, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Uncas A. Whitaker Hall, 218
6760 Forest Park Pkwy, St. Louis, MO 63105, USA
Presenting on "Ablation and Defibrillation of Cardiac Tissue Using Nanosecond Pulsed Electric Fields"
Christian Zemlin, PhD, director, cardiothoracic surgery research laboratory, associate professor of surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, will speak at 10:00 CST on Thursday, March, 24, 2022 in Whitaker 218.
Abstract: Ablation and defibrillation are important treatment approaches to cardiac arrhythmias. High-intensity, nanosecond pulsed electric fields can ablate cardiac tissue by electroporating the cell membranes. In a preclinical swine model, we show that nanosecond ablation has far better penetration, better speed, and less side effects than current thermal ablation methods. Nanosecond pulses can also be used to defibrillate cardiac tissue at lower energies than conventional millisecond defibrillation.
Host: Dr.’s Chao Zhou and Jianmin Cui, Washington University in St. Louis
NOTE: Parking is available outside of Whitaker Hall in the East End Garage. Click here for the map. If taking the subway, the nearest metrolink stop is Skinker.
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