ME Seminar: Gabriel Mouchawar "Treating Cardiac Rhythm Disorder with Implantable Devices"

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
2:00 p.m.
2164 Martin Hall, DeWALT Seminar Room

ME SEMINAR SERIES

TREATING CARDIAC RHYTHM DISORDER WITH IMPLANTABLE DEVICES

Speaker: Gabriel Mouchawar
VP of R&D
Abbott Medical

April 18, 2018 | 2:00 PM | DeWalt Seminar Room, 2164 Martin Hall

Abstract:

Cardiac disease remains a major threat to public health. One method to categorize the disease is based on the failing system within the heart. The disease be therefore subdivided into vascular (coronary artery disease), structural (valve disease), heart (pump) failure and arrhythmias (conduction system disease). Cardiac arrhythmias can be treated in one of two ways. First mapping of the arrhythmia and subsequent ablation can cure abnormal conduction pathways within the heart. Second Implantable electronic devices can supplement conduction system failure. These devices can be classified into Pacemakers, Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (ICD), Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) devices and implantable monitors or also called loop recorders (ILRs).  Reliability engineering is of the utmost importance in these life sustaining continuously powered implantable devices.

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