Predicting Risk of Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death: There's a Computer Model for That, University of Rochester Medical Center Study

Published: Dec 14, 2012

A computer model of the heart wall predicted risk of irregular heart rhythms and sudden cardiac death in patients, paving the way for the use of more complex cardiac models to calculate the consequences of genetic, lifestyle and other changes to the heart. Authors of the new study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, say this is the first report of cardiac modeling being used as an arrhythmic risk predictor for patients.

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