New heart modeling method may help doctors pump the brakes on sudden cardiac death

A team led by Johns Hopkins engineers has found that modeling the heart in 3D using combined imaging techniques can help predict heart rhythm abnormalities, called arrhythmias, in patients with a genetic heart disease. This approach could one day help clinicians determine which patients with a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy might benefit from the implantation of a defibrillator. The team's study appears today in eLife.

Read the JHU HUB Press Release here.

Read the eLife Press Release here.

Digital, personalized replicas of patients' hearts can help health care providers to better predict who will need implanted defibrillators over time