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  • Design of Medical Device Conference Design of Medical Device Conference Megan Schmidt showed Goldy Gopher plastinated specimens at A Heart to Learn display.
  • Whole Body Donations Help Teach Future Doctors Whole Body Donations Help Teach Future Doctors The Visible Heart Lab was featured in a story on the WCCO news.
  • The Visible Heart Lab Staff The Visible Heart Lab Staff Charles Soule, Monica Mahre, Dr. Paul Iaizzo, Tinen Iles, Gary Williams
  • Visit from Dr. Earl Bakken Visit from Dr. Earl Bakken We were honored to host Dr. Earl Bakken in the Visible Heart Lab this past summer. Dr. Bakken toured the lab and talked with staff, graduate students, and Medtronic colleagues about their current research projects.

     

Latest lab news


CONGRATULATIONS to Stephen Quallich who started his new job at Medtronic in June as a Senior Reliability Engineer.

CONGRATULATIONS to Brian Howard who accepted a position at Medtronic and will be starting soon: Senior Biomedical Engineer in the AF group.

CONGRATULATIONS to Paul Iaizzo on his 25th service anniversary at the University of Minnesota (7/1).

CONGRATULATIONS to co-authors Ryan Goff, Jules Spencer, and Paul Iaizzo on the acceptance of their manuscript "MRI reconstructions of human phrenic nerve anatomy and computational modeling of cryoballoon ablative therapy" for publication in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering.

PhD graduate students presented posters about their research at the annual Department of Surgery Research Day on June 16th:
*Alex Mattson: Determination of acute perforation properties of the right atrium in a swine model
* Lars Mattison: Phrenic nerve response to cryoablation therapies
* Megan Schmidt: Comparison of monophasic action potential recorded simultaneously in the right and left atrium in re-animated porcine hearts

Faculty, staff, and graduate students hosted an exhibition on cardiac anatomy and physiology at the annual Congenital and Structural Innterventions conference in Frankfurt (June 24-27). Thanks to Paul Iaizzo, Tinen Iles, Lars Mattison, Megan Schmidt, and Alex Mattson for representing the lab in fine fashion!!

Megan Schmidt and Lars Mattison hosted a cardiac anatomy/physiology demonstration and also presented at the 2nd Chance for Life patient education conference on June 6th.

The Visible Heart Lab was featured on the front page of the Star Tribune in an article about 3D printing.

Mark Benscoter successfully defended his PhD studies entitled "Study of atrial septal puncture and monophasic action potential contact force for medical device enhancements to improve ablation procedure outcomes" on April 27th. Congrats to Dr. Benscoter!!

Dr. Paul Iaizzo was just named a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society. The FHRS credential exemplifies advanced training, certification, and commitment to the field of electrophysiology.

Lars Mattison was selected as a predoctoral trainee on the NIH Minnesota Muscle Training Program grant starting May 1st.

Brian Howard traveled to Nice France for the 35th Annual Scientific Sessions of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. Brian co-authored a poster that was presented at the sessions entitled "Prolonged Lung Preservation at 24 Hours using Donor Whole Blood Perfusion in the Organ Care System (OCS)."

Staff and graduate students hosted a cardiac anatomy & physiology demonstration at the U's Mini Medical School on March 30th. The topic of the sessions was "Getting to the Heart of the Matter."

Megan Schmidt and Lars Mattison attended the ACC 2015 annual scientific sessions in San Diego (March 14-16), where they presented research posters "Comparison of Monophasic Action Potentials Recorded Simultaneously in the Right and Left Atrium in Reanimated Porcine Hearts" and "Phrenic Nerve Response to Cryoablation Therapies" respectively.

The Visible Heart Lab was featured in a story by the University of Minnesota Foundation on taking research From the lab to the north woods.

Advancing the Heart, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made a generous financial donation to our lab in January 2015, in support of research related to innovative cardiac technology.

Our lab was fortunate to receive two generous financial gifts from HLT, Inc. and The Wallin Foundation in November/December 2014. This funding is dedicated to the support of graduate students and selected research projects.

CONGRATULATIONS to Paul Iaizzo on his 200th published manuscript in peer reviewed journals!!

The following manuscripts were recently accepted for publication:

 


ESS
LHI
IEM

 

 

Atlas of Human Cardiac Anatomy

Atlas of Human Cardiac Anatomy


Minnesota Black Bear Research
Minnesota Black Bear Research


Books Published

  • Heart Valves<br>From Design to Clinical Implantation Heart Valves
    From Design to Clinical Implantation
  • Handbook of Cardiac Anatomy, Physiology, and Devices, 2nd edition Handbook of Cardiac Anatomy, Physiology, and Devices, 2nd edition
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology Methods and Models, 1st edition Cardiac Electrophysiology Methods and Models, 1st edition

 


Journal Covers

  • A detailed assessment of the human coronary venous system using contrast computed tomography of perfusion-fixed specimens A detailed assessment of the human coronary venous system using contrast computed tomography of perfusion-fixed specimens
  • JCTR Special Issue on Cardiac Anatomy JCTR Special Issue on Cardiac Anatomy
  • Comparative imaging of cardiac structures and function for the optimization of transcatheter approaches for valvular and structure heart disease Comparative imaging of cardiac structures and function for the optimization of transcatheter approaches for valvular and structure heart disease
  • Mitral leaflet anatomy revisited Mitral leaflet anatomy revisited Description 1
  • Noninvasive estimation of three-dimensional cardiac electrical activities from body surface potential maps Noninvasive estimation of three-dimensional cardiac electrical activities from body surface potential maps Description 2
  • Single-site ventricular and biventricular pacing: investigation of latest depolarization strategy Single-site ventricular and biventricular pacing: investigation of latest depolarization strategy Description 3
  • Dynamic obstruction to coronary sinus access: the Thebesian valve Dynamic obstruction to coronary sinus access: the Thebesian valve Description 4

 

 

 


Recent Book Chapters

  • Chapter 22: Electro-Physiological Solutions for Cardiac Disease Chapter 22: Electro-Physiological Solutions for Cardiac Disease
  • Chapter 14: Functional force assessment of skeletal muscles; Chapter 43: Cardiac Devices and Testing Chapter 14: Functional force assessment of skeletal muscles; Chapter 43: Cardiac Devices and Testing
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Neurophysiology Chapter 1: Introduction to Neurophysiology
  • Chapter 14: Localized Drug Delivery for Cardiothoracic Surgery Chapter 14: Localized Drug Delivery for Cardiothoracic Surgery