Project

Transcatheter radiofrequency ablation as a new treatment for equine atrial arrhythmias

Duration
01 November 2020 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Cardiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary anatomy, morphology and (clinical) pathology
    • Veterinary internal medicine and pathophysiology
    • Veterinary physiology, pathophysiology and biochemistry
Keywords
cardiac arrhythmia atrial tachycardia electrophysiology
 
Project description

Cardiac arrhythmias are common in horses and may pose a risk to horse and rider. Treatment is possible but very often the arrhythmia recurs. Transcatheter radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that not only treats the arrhythmia but also drastically reduces recurrence risk. The aim of this project is to develop a safe and efficient horse-adapted catheter ablation technique.