Maelstroms in the heart -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

Maelstroms in the heart


Image: three different pictures of the structure of the heart; Copyright: MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization

From ultrasound images, researchers have reconstructed how the heart muscle contracts vortex-like in cardiac arrhythmia. This also allows to locate the filaments that form the centre of the vortices. It is hoped that these insights will provide the basis for developing improved treatment methods.