Thursday, October 28 | 10:00 AM
Uncas A. Whitaker Hall, 218
6760 Forest Park Pkwy, St. Louis, MO 63105, USA
Presenting on "Precision Antiarrhythmic Medicine"
Jon Silva, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Washington University, will speak at 10:00 CST on Thursday, October 28, 2021 in Whitaker 218.
Abstract: The Silva lab focuses on using emerging technologies to develop new therapeutic approaches to treat patients with cardiac arrhythmia. We have used cutting-edge imaging to discover the connection between the conformational dynamics of the cardiac Na+ channel and patient response to drug therapy. This insight allowed us to develop an algorithm that predicted whether patients would respond to mexiletine therapy, based on their genetic background. A second project has leveraged new developments in the field of augmented reality to guide interventional procedures that are used to treat arrhythmia. Clinical studies show that physician accuracy is significantly improved with a display that presents the anatomy in 3 dimensions.
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