Cardiac Rhythm Management Lab


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Interdisciplinary studies at the UAB Cardiac Rhythm Management Lab Laboratory (CRML) involve the interaction and collaboration of investigators in the electrophysiology laboratory and surgical operating room. Results from these studies have led to and continue to lead to new devices and new therapeutic strategies to control and cure these arrhythmias in patients.

Director

Raymond Ideker, MD, PhD

Related Information Electrophysiology Fellowship
Cardiac Rhythm Management Lab Website

 Types of Research

Basic


Focus

The heart's electrical activity in order to better understand the initiation and maintenance of cardiac arrhythmias


Methods

  • 2D and 3D electrical mapping of in situ hearts
  • Computer modeling
  • Electrical mapping of human hearts in the Electrophysiology laboratory and surgical operating room
  • Isolated cell voltage clamping
  • Isolated whole hearts
  • Optical mapping of cell monolayers
  • Tissue wedges

Collaborations

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Physiology & Biophysics

Future Directions

Developing new devices and new therapeutic strategies to control and cure these arrhythmias in patients.