Project: Multimodal Fibre optic probe for highly resolved in vivo localization of cardiac Fibre

Acronym MultiFib
Duration 01/05/2019 - 30/04/2021
Project Topic Sudden cardiac death (SCD) accounts for 350,000 deaths each year in Europe alone. A major cause of SCD is a lethal cardiac rhythm disturbance, ventricular fibrillation (VF), resulting from structural heart disease. Sufferers are often only diagnosed at the event of SCD. Therefore, only a minority of patients are eligible for targeted curative treatments, such as ablation therapy. The project MultiFib aims to develop a multimodal imaging fibre probe capable of combined morphological and biochemical characterization of arrhythmogenic substrates at high optical resolutions as a guidance tool for cardiac ablation. The project will enable structural and biochemical mapping in conjunction with conventional electrical measures for an unprecedented assessment of myocardial properties and identification of pathological substrates. Furthermore, the project aims to provide a means to assess in real-time ablation efficacy.
Network ERA-CVD
Call Joint Transnational Call for Proposal 2018 (JTC 2018)

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology Coordinator Germany
2 University of Bordeaux Partner France
3 Medical University of Vienna Partner Austria