Virtual Software Offers Life-Changing Option for Heart Failure Patients
The Virtual CRT software may be able to stop and even reverse the progression of heart failure, reducing the size of the heart while dramatically improving heart function, exercise capacity, and quality of life.
Dr. Christopher Kramer, a member of the Center for Engineering in Medicine Advisory Board, leads an NIH-funded Cardiovascular Imaging program for clinical fellows who seek advanced training in cardiovascular imaging techniques. These fellows divide their time between clinical training and research, and their research projects are often co-mentored by faculty in Biomedical Engineering (BME). Co-mentored projects typically involve a clinical fellow working closely with a BME graduate student, and both trainees embed: the clinical fellow spends time in the collaborating engineering laboratory, while the graduate student spends time in Radiology or Cardiology helping acquire and analyze images.
A team of UVA researchers developed the Artificial Pancreas, which uses sophisticated systems engineering algorithms running on a smartphone to continuously monitor glucose levels and automatically deliver the appropriate levels of insulin.