The mission of our laboratory is to conduct
research and provide training in the fields of cardiac
electrophysiology and Electrocardiology, in an effort
to develop better approaches for the diagnosis, prevention
and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death.
Rhythm disorders of the heart claim the
lives of more than seven million people worldwide every
year. Many more individuals are disabled and suffer
from a greatly compromised quality of life. Despite
these alarming statistics, the mechanisms of cardiac
arrhythmias are not completely understood and treatment
is, for the most part, empirical. In addition, a noninvasive
imaging modality for identifying patients at risk of
sudden death and for arrhythmia diagnosis and guidance
of treatment is not yet available for clinical application.
It is our premise that the understanding of mechanisms
and availability of precise diagnostic tools is imperative
to the development of better treatment of arrhythmias
and prevention of sudden death.