“Ablation and Defibrillation of Cardiac Tissue Using Nanosecond Pulsed Electric Fields”
Hosted by the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)
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.
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