The Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology Research Group is focused on clinical research of catheter navigation, 3D imaging of heart structures and image integration during catheter ablations of cardiac arrhythmias. The main aim is prototype catheter testing and development in animal models, based on the collaboration with researchers from Mayo Clinic, USA. The ICE is further focused on development of catheters for epicardial stimulation, defibrillation and ablation towards chronic experiments and new catheters with direct visualization of ablated tissue. The further area are regenerative strategies of bradyarrhythmias using stem cell technologies and novel ablation modalities. There is ongoing brain vasculature research with neurologist and neurosurgeons. The magnetic navigated micro-catheter is utilized for endovascular mapping of deep brain structures in animal models, in order to help patients with epilepsy and improve quality of brain structures mapping. The ICE Research Group is also running research on microRNA in atrial fibrillation.
Multi-Electrode Epicardial Pacing - Systems and methods for epicardial pacing using a percutaneously delivered bifurcated pacing lead that has multiple electrodes that are directionally insulated to prevent extracardiac stimulation, including prevention of phrenic stimulation. In addition, the devices, systems, and methods can be used for ablation, defibrillation, and/or defibrillation in combination with pacing. Invention is covered by US and PCT patent application.