Phase 2: effect of atmospheric pollutants on atrial electrical in a 3d model of the human atrium

  • Tobón Zuluaga, Catalina (PI)
  • Palacio Tamayo, Laura Carolina (Research Assistant (Master's Student))
  • García Gómez, Willton Uber (Research Assistant (Master's Student))

Project Details


"air pollution increases the risk of mortality due to cardiovascular disease, atrial arrhythmias are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality, and one of the pathologies that generates the most waste in health systems." the city of medellín and the metropolitan area of ??valle de aburra lives today an epidemic of mortality due to diseases associated with environmental pollution "


"study the effects of medellín air pollutants on electrical activity and arrhythmic episodes, using a 3d model of the human atrium"

Expected results

"the development of this work will contribute to the generation of new knowledge related to a better understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms by which contaminants present in the atmosphere of medellín, can increase the risk of atrial arrhythmias, which would improve the techniques of prevention of said pathologies. "
Effective start/end date16/01/1826/08/19

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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