Straight to the heart

Hello everyone, my name is Narimane and my friends call me Nar ( fire in Arabic ) and I do believe that keeping fire in your belly is the key to success.

Place de la bourse through the eyes of Pauline Tifimiregnach

Beginning, I must admit that writing is something I struggle with a little bit but enjoy a lot. As I sit down to write this post, I find myself doing everything except typing. 

Me smiling under my mask

I have never dreamt of being a doctor at my young age as I have a crippling fear of hospitals although I always had this desire to save people’s lives and make a difference in the world. 

My hands aren’t made to hold scalpels… 👩‍💻

Whenever I get asked what my favorite subject is and I say Math. In my last year of high school, I was introduced to computer science algorithms, that’s when I had an answer to my question: I want to apply mathematics in Medicine but I had no clue how to do that at that time… I have just followed my heart and intuition.

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor…

When I knew about the PersonalizeAF project several months ago I jumped at the opportunity to join the team of distinguished researchers and pursue a PhD at University of Bordeaux with a topic that I find thrilling and captivating. 

As exciting as this new era of your life can be, there is no denying that moving somewhere new by yourself isn’t always comfortable and pretty. The reality of leaving your home is that it’s incredibly difficult and can be a wrench but you’ll realize that chasing your dreams is totally worth it.

3 years may seem like an eternity but the time really flies by so fast. 3 weeks ago the PhD clock started ticking and I must say that getting things rolling is hard at the beginning.

I am more than ready. 😀

Fireworks for the French National Day

First thing first,  I am actually diving into the field of cardiology by reading a lot of journal and conference papers as it will help me to know what others researchers have done so far, what are the different experimental settings, what approaches and methods were used to solve ECGI inverse problem and the challenges we are facing now. 

During the course of my project, I will develop new mathematical approaches for solving electrocardiography imaging inverse problem. In fact, this problem consists of reconstructing the heart signal from the body surface potential in order to detect Atrial Fibrillation triggers which can be very useful for the catheter ablation procedure. 

I am looking forward to being part of this challenging project, everyone, from his side, can be involved to improve the treatment of atrial fibrillation, I am so happy to be involved in this and to have the opportunity to be part of the change.

A long road ahead and much work to be done… 

You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for regural posts about our work in PersonalizeAF. 

Stay tuned for my next post, Narimanz. #PersonalizAF