BME Seminar: Jon Silva (WashU Biomedical Engineering) – “Precision Antiarrhythmic Medicine”

October 28, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Whitaker Hall 218 (Danforth Campus)

“Precision Antiarrhythmic Medicine”

Hosted by the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)

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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Parking is available outside of Whitaker Hall in the new East End Garage. Click here for the map. If taking the subway, the nearest metrolink stop is Skinker.