Image-Based Management of Atrial Fibrillation
The CIBC Center continues to work in close collaboration with Dr. Nassir Marrouche and his team at the Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management (CARMA) Center to advance the state of technology used for the monitoring and treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (AF). AF is an electrophysiological rhythm disorder that causes the upper chambers of the heart to beat in a desynchronized, chaotic fashion that results in reduced pumping efficiency in the heart. This condition represents the most frequent type of cardiac rhythm disorder, one that significantly increases the risk of stroke, increases the chance of death, and diminishes quality of life. This problem already affects some 4 million Americans and the incidence is increasing within the aging populations of the world.