Ramya Vijayakumar successfully defended her PhD dissertation on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.
Thesis Title: “Methodology Considerations in Phase Analysis and Clinical Application of Electrocardiographic Imaging in Patients with Long QT Syndrome”
She is also first author on a paper entitled, “Methodology Considerations in Phase Mapping of Human Cardiac Arrhythmias” in the journal Circulation. Phase analysis of cardiac arrhythmias, particularly atrial fibrillation, has gained interest because of the ability to detect organized stable drivers (rotors) and target them for therapy. However, the lack of methodology details in publications on the topic has resulted in ongoing debate over the phase mapping technique. By comparing phase maps and activation maps, she and fellow CBAC members, examined advantages and limitations of phase mapping.
Congratulations Dr. Vijayakumar!