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How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? Flow Dynamics in Arrhythmias

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Monday, February 14, 2022, 6 pm

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Husky Bites presents Special Guest Hoda Hatoum

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Michigan Technological University


Brennan Vogl '20 (PhD student)


Atrial fibrillation (AF) aka AFib, when the heart beats in an irregular way, affects up to 6 million individuals in the US, a number expected to double by 2030. Current AF treatment guidelines recommend antiarrhythmic drugs as initial therapy, but their efficacy is limited and comes with the risk of serious adverse effects. Another option, catheter ablation, electrically isolates the pulmonary veins–the most frequent site of AF triggers–with more success and an excellent safety profile. Assistant Professor Hoda Hatoum studies the flow dynamic impact of AF ablation on left atrial flow and surrounding geometry. Her goal: to evaluate and provide answers to clinicians so they know what therapy suits their patients best. Joining in will be Brennan Vogl, one of the first PhD students to join Dr. Hatoum’s Biofluids Lab at Michigan Tech.

Read the College of Engineering blog post here.

Join us early at 5:45 p.m. for conversation and a weather update.

About Husky Bites

Husky Bites are free Interactive Zoom Webinars from the College of Engineering at Michigan Tech. Time after for Q&A.

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Janet Callahan
Dean of the College of Engineering
Michigan Technological University

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