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Networking from the comfort of my home

Networking from the comfort of my home Congresses have changed in COVID-19 times, but they are still engaging! Most researchers would agree on saying that attending congresses and symposiums is one of the exciting parts of the PhD life. Being able to speak, discuss, exchange ideas, listen and learn from the different researchers and other …

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ECGI, AF, and food

ECGI, AF, and food Providing some background Before starting to explain all the things I do, I think guys you deserve a more detailed explanation about my project and some background to understand it. I think this post is a nice opportunity to do so, right from the beginning. So, for those who do not …

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Getting to the heart of AF

Getting to the Heart of AF An amazing ride I left Germany for Valencia in late August 2020.With my whole life packed on my 1997 Honda Transalp, I went on a 5-day journey passing through central and southern France, as well as Catalonia. As I was passing stunning natural views, corona cases surged in the …

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Myostretching with a view!

Myostretching with a view! View from the lab in Amsterdam. In healthy conditions the heart experiences several mechanical changes. Let’s just think about the pressure that the blood exert on the cardiac walls when it enters each chamber, or when it contracts to eject the blood in the systemic flow. When a pathological condition occurs, …

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Data mining and statistics Workshop, from 26th October to 13th November

Data mining and statistics Workshop, from 26th October to 13th November First PersonalizeAF Workshop! We are pleased to present the first PersonalizeAF workshop “Data mining and statistics summer school”, starting to change the paradigm of Atrial Fibrillation, its classification and diagnosis in a European environment. This is the first of 7 courses aimed at providing …

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Innovating Atrial Fibrillation online webinar

29th October- Citizen Outreach Event You are invited to “Improving treatments for Atrial Fibrillation, a challenge for the welfare system” online webinar Have you ever wondered how Atrial Fibrillation affects patients? Or how AF research is evolving through the latest innovations in devices for the diagnosis and treatment of AF? If you have, you can’t …

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Believe it or not, that’s life

Believe it or not, that’s life Who’d have ever guessed it? I am not going to talk about my story here, I am going to talk about my luck. As it happens sooner or later to every student, I as well went through a period of indecision in which dropping out of education seemed the …

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A Beginning

A Beginning A Perfect End to an Extraordinary Year Who could know that the year which we have spent indoors would take me into an exciting journey to one of the prettiest places in Europe? After some remote working, now I am finally in Maastricht and have already started playing with atrial electrogram data! This …

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An eventful month

An eventful month Victor’s last month working from abroad was busy with a conference, a hackathon and a nice surprise Being one of the few ESRs still outside of Europe did not prevent my month of September to be full of very interesting experiences from the comfort of my Brazilian home. Apart from the research …

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Colour inside the lines… and the left atrium!

Colour inside the lines… and the left atrium! Improving step by step: segmentation Remember when you were 4 and you used to draw and paint pictures of cute animals or superheroes? Remember what your parents and your teachers used to tell you? “Colour inside the lines, do not cross the lines when you are painting!”. …

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