7 Sep, 2022

Julia Ramírez, BSiCoS group researcher, participated in the Congress of the European Society of Cardiology. She was invited to present her latest work on Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) prediction using a new index, TMV, derived from a single heartbeat from a single lead on the electrocardiogram (ECG) signal.

Her talk was part of the “Late-Breaking Basic and Translational Science» session, where Julia showed her results demonstrating that TMV is the only ECG marker measured at rest that associates with malignant ventricular arrhythmias in ~52,000 middle-aged individuals without heart disease from the UK Biobank.

TMV was also a stronger SCD predictor in ~2,000 patients with coronary artery disease than traditionally used risk factors, like the QT interval or left ventricular ejection fraction. These findings indicate a strong clinical translation potential of TMV, as its algorithm could easily be integrated into smartwatches and wearables for population screening.

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