Project

Echocardiography-based imaging techniques for guidance of minimally-invasive intracardiac procedures in horses.

Duration
01 October 2019 → 31 October 2020
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary anatomy, morphology and (clinical) pathology
    • Veterinary internal medicine and pathophysiology
    • Veterinary medical imaging
Keywords
Cardiac anatomy heart disease catheterisation interventional cardiology arrhythmia mapping ablation medical imaging echocardiography intracardiac echocardiography transoesophageal echocardiography 4D echocardiography cardiac phantom
 
Project description

In human medicine, diagnosis and treatment of cardiac diseases is often performed through minimally-invasive intracardiac procedures. In horses, however, these catheterisation procedures are barely developed because imaging modalities from human patients (fluoroscopy, CT-scan) cannot be applied in horses. This research project develops new, standardized, echography-guided catheterisation techniques for diagnosis and treatment of cardiac diseases in horses.