VALENCIA, 28 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The COR research group of 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 helps in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.
The UPV team presents this proposal within the framework of World Heart Day, which will be celebrated tomorrow, Friday, September 29, and will do so internationally next week at the Computing in Cardiology conference held in Atlanta (USA). ).
The tool focuses specifically 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 mapping proposed by the UPV team offers clinical staff a unique view of the arrhythmia, which would 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 an important advance in the field of cardiology. It not only improves diagnostic accuracy, but also facilitates clinical decision making, which ultimately benefits the patient," the director of the research group, María Guillem, highlights in a statement.
In the development of this project, the UPV team has had the participation of clinical staff from different institutions in the country. "This collaboration is key to rapidly advancing the application of these technologies that are crucial for patient well-being," adds Jorge Sánchez, also a researcher in the COR group.
In this sense, Inés Llorente, another member of the UPV research team, adds that this interdisciplinary collaboration allows us to refine our tool so that it better adapts to clinical needs and, ultimately, improves patient care.
With this advance, the COR-ITACA research group of the Universitat Politècnica de València is positioned as a reference 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, which could change the way we approach the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias," adds María Guillem.
The company Corify Care, a spin-off of the Universitat Politècnica de València, also participates in the project. Based on the torso of a patient, the COR-ITACA group is capable of generating a mathematical model to study the electrical propagation of the heart and the signals electrical on the surface of the torso.