About The Silva Lab
Engineering to Help Arrhythmia Patients
Cardiac arrhythmias are often caused at the molecular level by genetic mutations or drugs that affect the heart rhythm. While molecules interact at nanometer and nanosecond time-scales, the heart beat travels over centimeters over seconds. Bridging this time and spatial scale gap is a primary barrier to understanding arrhythmia and developing therapies. The Silva Lab conducts research with the goal of closing this time and spatial scale gap to better understand arrhythmia and develop therapies to help patients feel better and live longer.