Institute of Information and Communication Technologies (ITACA)

World Heart Day

Researchers from ITACA develop an innovative tool to create cardiac digital twins that will improve the diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias

The COR research group at the ITACA Institute of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) has developed an innovative tool capable of generating cardiac digital twins from non-invasive mapping, which aids in diagnosing and treating cardiac arrhythmias. The UPV team is presenting this proposal on the occasion of World Heart Day, which is celebrated tomorrow, Friday, September 29. It will be presented internationally next week at the Computing in Cardiology Congress in Atlanta (USA).

The tool focuses explicitly on ventricular ectopics, an arrhythmia that affects one in two people at some point in their lives. The combination of digital twins and non-invasive mappings proposed by the UPV team offers clinical personnel a unique view of the arrhythmia, which could contribute to improving diagnosis and helping them determine the most appropriate treatment for each patient.

«The ability to create cardiac digital twins from non-invasive mapping is a significant advancement in cardiology. It improves the accuracy of diagnosis and facilitates clinical decision-making, ultimately benefiting the patient,» emphasizes María Guillem, director of the research group.

In developing this project, the UPV team has worked with clinical staff from different institutions in the country. «This collaboration is key to rapidly advancing the application of these crucial technologies for patient well-being,» adds Jorge Sánchez, another researcher from the COR group. In this sense, Inés Llorente, another member of the UPV research team, adds that this interdisciplinary collaboration allows us to fine-tune our tool to adapt it to clinical needs better and, ultimately, improve patient care.

With this advancement, the COR-ITACA research group at the Universitat Politècnica de València positions itself as a leader in the application of advanced technologies in the field of cardiovascular health, contributing to the development of solutions that improve the quality of life of patients.

«This is a pioneering project that could change how we approach diagnosing and treating cardiac arrhythmias,» adds María Guillem.

The project also involves Corify Care, a spin-off from the Universitat Politècnica de València.

Source: UPV’s Communication Area

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