Project description

Cardiac fibrillation is a form of spiral-defect mediated spatiotemporal chaos, analogous to that observed in nonequilibrium reaction – diffusion systems in chemical and physical media. Within this spatiotemporal chaos, a number of distinct patterns of wave propagation are typically observable. We have recently developed renewal theory as an approach to model the formation and destruction of topological defects known as rotors in cardiac fibrillation. In this project, the impact of boundary conditions will be modelled – testing the hypothesis that the shape and structure of boundaries of the chaotic process will determine the statistical parameters of fibrillatory chaos. The clinical translation of the ideas behind this project will be towards determining the optimal compartment size for AF ablation.


A/Prof Anand Ganesan (CMPH), Dr Dhani Dharmaprani

Assumed knowledge

Familiarity with Matlab

Supervisors research focus

Biomedical signal processing

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