Real-time ablation monitoring improves the treatment of atrial fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation is associated with abnormal beating of the heart, which can lead to blood clots and cause ischaemia or stroke. As a treatment, an ablative procedure is usually employed to scar the heart tissue that exhibits aberrant electrical signalling. The EU-funded VERAFEYE project is working on a novel smart catheter system that provides real-time tissue analysis and navigation during ablation. This allows surgeons to analyse the progress of the surgery in real time and correct or enhance the treatment accordingly. The novel system will prevent repetitive surgeries and ensure that success is based on evidence rather than solely on the experience of the surgeon.
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Funding SchemeSME-2b - SME Instrument (grant only and blended finance)
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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.