Diagnosing by probe where cardiac arrhythmias occur
Leibniz IPHT is coordinating a new European research project to develop a multimodal imaging fiber probe that can diagnose tissue that is critical for the development of cardiac arrhythmia in the human heart.
These are considered to be one of the main causes of sudden cardiac death. In the project Multimodal Fiber Optic Probe for Highly Resolved in Vivo Localization of Cardiac Fibrosis (MultiFib), project manager Iwan Schie, Ines Latka and David Vazquez from Leibniz IPHT are collaborating with partners from the Medical University of Vienna and the Institut de Rythmologie et modélisation Cardiaque (Liryc) of Bordeaux. „We want to develop special catheters that can be used where the arrhythmia occur,“ explains Iwan Schie. „At the same time, they are to monitor in real time during the operation whether the ablation therapy is successful. Doctors use this minimally invasive procedure to destroy abnormal tissue. The European Commission is funding MultiFib under the ERA-NET programme in Horizon 2020 until April 2021.
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Update on the cyber attack
In the course of the cyberattack, some of Leibniz IPHT's server data was copied and stolen by the attackers. This may also include personal data of current and former employees as well as contractual and cooperation partners. According to our current state of knowledge, there is probably no high risk to the personal rights and freedoms of the persons concerned. However, it cannot be ruled out that the stolen data will be published by the attackers.