Luca Gerardo-Giorda (Johannes Kepler University & RICAM, Austria)
Argyrios Petras (RICAM, Austria)
Jose Guerra (Hospital de la Santa Creu i San Pau, Barcelona, Spain)
Ablation procedures are a gold standard in the treatment of severe cardiac arrhythmias. They rely on the advancement
of a catheter in the patient circulatory system and the elimination of the cardiac arrhythmogenic tissue by exposing
it to either high temperatures, induced by an alternate electrical current (RFA - radiofrequency ablation), or very
low temperature (Cryo ablation). More recently novel strategies emerged that rely on the application of very short
pulses of direct current (PFA - pulsed field ablation) that induces the death of the arrhythmogenic tissue by
electroporation. Computational modeling can be an important tool to improve the effectiveness of the procedure and
reduce its associated risks, as well as to support the design of novel tools and protocols.
Regardless of the procedure, the computational modeling of ablation treatment is a complicated, naturally multiphysics
and multiscale task. The workshop aims at combining the experience of modelers and medical doctors to enhance the
effectiveness of computational models and improve its clinical and investigational applicability.