Development of a microwave catheter for cardiac ablation to treat ventricular tachycardia

Summary

Development (design and fabrication) of a microwave catheter for cardiac ablation to treat ventricular tachycardia, a life threatening heart rhythm disorder which is a common cause of sudden death. The project will involve catheter construction, bench testing of thermal ablations in gel models, simulations, and validation in large animal experiments.

Supervisor(s)

Professor Alistair McEwan

Research Location

Electrical and Information Engineering

Program Type

Masters/PHD

Synopsis

Development (design and fabrication) of a microwave catheter for cardiac ablation to treat ventricular tachycardia, a life threatening heart rhythm disorder which is a common cause of sudden death. The project will involve catheter construction, bench testing of thermal ablations in gel models, simulations, and validation in large animal experiments. The student will work closely and be closely mentored by an engineer at the Cardiology Workshop, and be supervised by A/Prof Stuart Thomas, A/Prof Aravinda Thiagalingam and Dr Pierre Qian, Physician Cardiologists at the Department of Cardiology, Westmead Hospital in conjunction with Prof Alistair McEwan, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, USYD.

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Keywords

Microwaves, Radiofrequency, cardiac electrophysiology, bioelectronics, biomedical engineering

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2418

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