Cardiac electrophysiology • 8th - 12th July, 2019

Arrhythmia Cutting edge Modeling Bio-energetics Anatomy Research Cardiac mapping Catheter tracking Simulators Signal processing Imaging Electrophysiology


Day 1 - July 8th, 2019

 Participant registration and welcome

Introduction to cardiac anatomy

Introduction to cardiac electrophysiology

› Biophysics of the cardiac cell membrane

› Cardiac action potential and excitation-contraction coupling

› Conduction disturbances and arrhythmia mechanism

Day 2 - July 9th, 2019

  Cardiac neuromodulation

  Cardiac hemodynamics

  Mathematical modeling and simulations

Day 3 - July 10th, 2019

Experimental methods in cardiac electrophysiology: from single cell to the entire heart 

› The patch-clamp technique

› Microspectrofluorimetry and confocal microscopy

› Optical mapping of cardiac electrical activity

› Working heart model and evaluation of cardiac bio-energetics

Animal models in cardiac electrophysiology

Practical session

Day 4 - July 11th, 2019

  Basics in signal processing for cardiac mapping

› Basics in signal processing for cardiac mapping (signal processing techniques, non-invasive cardiac mapping, algorithms)

› Devices and systems (navigation system for catheter tracking, catheter design, ablation energies)

Practical session

Day 5 - July 12th, 2019

Imaging in cardiac electrophysiology

› Experimental imaging (computational approaches, MRI methods, real time MR guidance of catheter ablation, high resolution multi-contrast cardiac imaging, micro-CT)

› Clinical imaging (cardiac  imaging techniques, imaging in patients)

Practical session

A certificate of participation will be awarded to students upon completion of the course.

Program may be subject to change.