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Ground-BrEAking Electroporation-based inTervention for Atrial Fibrillation treatment (BEAT AF)

Project description

A more effective and safer ablation strategy for treating atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and is usually treated with catheter ablation, using either radio-frequency or cryoablation, scarring the tissue in the heart responsible for sending faulty electrical signals. This approach has a limited success rate with non-durable results and requires skills and expertise. The scope of the EU-funded BEAT AF project is to develop an alternative ablation strategy for a more long-lasting effect on AF symptoms. BEAT AF will employ pulsed electric field (PEF) energy which works by creating nanoscale pores in cell membranes. Researchers will undertake clinical trials to validate the effectiveness and superiority of PEF ablation compared to ablation using radiofrequency or cryothermal energy.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2020-Two-Stage-RTD
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 474 812,50

Participants (8)

RHON-KLINIKUM AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 216 250
Address
Salzburger Leite 1
97616 Bad Neustadt A D Saale
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHU HOPITAUX DE BORDEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 1 512 043
Address
Rue Dubernat 12
33404 Talence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Institut klinické a experimentální mediciny
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 214 062,50
Address
Videnska 1958/9
14021 Prague 4
Activity type
Research Organisations
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAT GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 263 875
Address
Auenbruggerplatz 2
8036 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALGEMEEN ZIEKENHUIS SINT-JAN BRUGGE-OOSTENDE AUTONOME VERZORGINSINSTELLING
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 211 950
Address
Ruddershove 10
8000 Brugge
Activity type
Research Organisations
FARAPULSE INC
United States
EU contribution
€ 1 780 000
Address
3715 Haven Avenue Suite 110
94025 Menlo Park
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEMOCNICE NA HOMOLCE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 175 000
Address
Roentgenova 2
15030 Praha 5
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES HERZZENTRUM MUNCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 245 750
Address
Lazarettstrasse 36
80636 Munich
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)