USART

Ultrasound guided cardiac arrythmia treatment

 Coordinatore GE VINGMED ULTRASOUND AS 

 Organization address address: STRANDPROMENADEN 45
city: HORTEN
postcode: 3191

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Eigil
Cognome: Samset
Email: send email
Telefono: 4792831484

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Norway [NO]
 Totale costo 1˙325˙162 €
 EC contributo 1˙325˙162 €
 Programma FP7-PEOPLE
Specific programme "People" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
 Code Call FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
 Funding Scheme MC-ITN
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-11-01   -   2016-10-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    GE VINGMED ULTRASOUND AS

 Organization address address: STRANDPROMENADEN 45
city: HORTEN
postcode: 3191

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Eigil
Cognome: Samset
Email: send email
Telefono: 4792831484

NO (HORTEN) coordinator 860˙983.30
2    KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

 Organization address address: Oude Markt 13
city: LEUVEN
postcode: 3000

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Sofie
Cognome: Heroes
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 16 329979
Fax: +32 16 326515

BE (LEUVEN) participant 464˙178.72

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electro    cardiac    lack    patients    mechanical    death    ablation    cardiology    tools    heart    outcome    deformation   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Every 30 second, a person in the Western world suffers sudden cardiac death and/or death from heart failure. These two conditions remain the major challenges in modern cardiology. However, new treatments now emerging offer hope in combating these events.Despite significant advances in new therapeutic approaches, current tools for risk stratification are insufficient, and treatment using ablation therapy or implantable pacemakers is often not optimized yielding less than satisfactory results. In order to bridge the gap between clinical needs and currently available technology for the assessment of cardiac dysfunction and its underlying etiology there is a need to develop competence in Europe within this area. Better tools for measuring and deriving cardiac deformation patterns, mechanical activation, electro-mechanical delay and accurate imaging guidance during electro-physiological ablation procedures have the potential to greatly improve the outcome for patients being treated for cardiac arrhythmias. The current key limiting factors to achieve this are: • Immature and unreliable tools for tracking cardiac mechanical deformation • Lack of tools for assessing electro-mechanical relationships in the heart • Lack of researchers capable of operating across the integrated fields of ultrasound acquisition, image processing, visualization, cardiac electro-physiology, cardiology and interventional cardiology. Through training and knowledge development in a focused research project, USART will provide Europe with experienced researchers with the cross-disciplinary understanding and research skills necessary to develop enabling technologies in an industrial setting. The longer term outcome of the project is new products which will benefit patients across Europe directly by advancing the state of care related to these key issues within cardiology.'

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