Grants and Awards

Tomi Obafemi, MD

Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) R38 resident research grant

Awarded by the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute

Funding Year: awarded in 2021 and will cover one year

Using a human model, a langendorff apparatus is utilized to reanimate an explanted heart. We are able to capture high resolution spatiotemporal electrograms in normal sinus rhythm and ventricular tachycardia using novel flexible electrode arrays. Furthermore  electrograms compared to areas of fibrosis captured with high-quality ex-vivo cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Tissue is also obtained to demonstrate the distribution and expression of connexin-43 in healthy and fibrotic cardiac tissue.