Igor Efimov Awarded $2.5M R01 Grant for the Project “High-Definition Conformal Electronics for VT/VF”

The National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has awarded Dr. Igor Efimov (BME) a four-year, $2.5 million R01 grant for the project “High-Definition Conformal Electronics for VT/VF.” Ventricular fibrillation (rapid and irregular heart beat) is responsible for 300,000 sudden cardiac deaths (SCD) annually in the United States. Current treatment options have limited efficacy and are hampered by serious side effects. Future development of an effective therapy requires detailed knowledge of the disorganized electrical waves in the fibrillating human ventricles. This project will apply novel organ conformal chiplet electronics real-time networks technology to track the development and propagation of these rapid, disorganized electrical waves and terminate them with high precision and minimized side effects, thereby creating a targeted individualized therapy dynamically tailored for each arrhythmia episode for each patient.

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