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Focus on - 22 June

A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY to present and to discuss the new data 

This is the first time I will be attending EHRA EUROPACE-CARDIOSTIM 2015. I would like to thank the organisation committee for choosing my paper to be reported on the congress. I’m a cardiologist and PhD student, studying in Moscow.
My area of interest is clinical electrophysiology and heart visualisation. It is a fantastic opportunity to be able to present and discuss the latest data on left atrial structural changes in Atrial Fibrillation (AF) – the most common cardiac Arrhythmia. Left atrial fibrosis regions quantified using LGE MRI have been proposed recently as additional targets for AF ablation. However, LA fibrosis peculiarities remain unclear in AF. My hope is to meet and exchange experiences with interesting colleagues with similar fields of interest.

Doctor Aparina Olga, Russia
Young Investigator Award Basic Science nominee, abstract entitled: "Is left atrial fibrosis quantified using late Ggadoadolinium enhancement magnetic resonance imaging a specific attribute of atrial fibrillation?"

 I applied A rigorous mathematical approach 

We have sequenced human genome. We can control single atoms. We even have a space station orbiting the Earth. But, despite all those achievements, when a patient arrives in hospital with the most common cardiac Arrhythmia - Atrial Fibrillation (AF) - we still do not know its mechanism. This is not because of the lack of research efforts, but rather due to AF being notoriously complex and difficult to map. One of the attempts to "understand" AF introduced the concept of a rotor: activation wave rotating around unique point called phase singularity. Such fast, organising centers of "AF storm" are believed to maintain the Arrhythmia. In my study, I applied a rigorous mathematical approach to validate identification of phase singularities and applied them to high-density mapping of human AF. I will present results with respect to rotors incidence, poor stability, suggest the optimal detection method and speculate on their role in AF maintenance.

Doctor Kuklik Pawel, Maastricht, Netherlands
Presenter of the abstract entitled "Technical challenges of rotor identification during atrial fibrillation using phase singularity detection" that will be on display for the duration of the congress in the Poster Area.


Online post-congress resources

Please note that  all the EHRA EUROPACE-CARDIOSTIM 2015 online scientific resources  will be available online with a restricted access to 2015 EHRA Members.



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