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Medical Technology of the Future

We are excited to announce the publication of our latest work in Nature Biomedical Engineering. In collaboration with the John Rogers’ Lab, we validated their novel electrode design by simultaneously recording while collecting optically mapping images in an...

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2017 Gordon Research Conference

The Efimov lab attended the 2017 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms in Ventura, CA from February 5-10th. The following posters from the lab were presented: Kedar Aras, Chaoyi Kang, Brianna Cathey, Igor Efimov. “Minimum Reentrant...

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The Heart of the Matter

Since 1958, average life expectancy in the US has increased by 10 years. According to Igor Efimov, the inaugural chair of GW’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Alisann and Terry Collins Professor of Biomedical Engineering, the 68 percent reduction in the...

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Trivia #2

Simulation of cardiovascular blood flow through the entire human body An impressive accomplishment and more importantly, one more step towards achieving anatomically realistic and multi-scale modeling of the entire heart and the cardiovascular system....

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Trivia #1

There are about 3 million people in the world with pacemakers with 600,000 pacemakers implanted each year. It has been instrumental in significantly reducing the mortality rates in patients with cardiac rhythm disorders. The implantable pacemaker was invented by...

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New NIH Grant is Funded!

Our new collaborative NIH grant 1R01HL126802 is funded starting January 1, 2016! This is a collaboration with Professor Natalia Trayanova from Johns Hopkins University and Professor Julia Gorelik from the Imperial College London. Grant is titled: “EXPLORATION OF...

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Welcome to the Efimov Lab!

Welcome to the new web-site of the Efimov laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. We are located in the heart of the United States capital, just few blocks from the White House. All these pictures...

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