Cell-free circulating mitochondrial DNA: a potential blood-based marker for atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common progressive cardiac tachyarrhythmia globally. AF is present in 3% of the total population, with a higher prevalence in the elderly, and is associated with serious complications such as stroke, heart failure, impaired cognitive function, and increased mortality. Early recognition of AF is essential to prevent disease progression from [...]

Atrial Tissue Conductivity Estimation For Analysis of Atrial Fibrillation

The Electrical Circuit of The Heart Have you ever considered your heart as an electrical circuit? That is how we,  electrical engineers at TU Delft, look at the heart. To us, Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a fault in the heart circuit and the first step in finding faults on a circuit is to perform some [...]
Bahareh Abdikivanani researching atrial fibrillation