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Developing a digital twin of the heart in order to tailor cardiological treatment more closely to the individual patient

4 min
Philipp Grätzel von Grätz
Published on August 20, 2019

In order to tailor cardiological treatment much more closely to the individual patient, scientists at the Clinic for Cardiology at Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany, are working to develop a digital twin of the heart. Professor Benjamin Meder, Deputy Medical Director of the Department and Head of the Institute for Cardiomyopathies in Heidelberg, reveals how far the work has advanced.



Cardiac procedure simulation, e.g. for cardiac catheter interventions, helps to improve treatment safety.



By Philipp Grätzel von Grätz

Philipp Grätzel von Grätz lebt und arbeitet als freiberuflicher Medizinjournalist in Berlin. Seine Spezialgebiete sind Digitalisierung, Technik und Herz-Kreislauf-Therapie.