Queen Mary Featured Research covers Dr Caroline Roney’s research in Cardiac Digital Twins
12 March 2023
Queen Mary Featured Research has covered Dr Caroline Roney's research in Cardiac Digital Twins, a pioneering approach to the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AFib). AFib is the most common form of heart arrhythmia, affecting around 1.4 million people in the UK, and if not successfully treated, can lead to stroke or heart failure.
Dr Roney's innovative research using digital twins – a virtual representation of a real-life object – has earned her a prestigious UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. Her work focuses on developing personalized treatment plans for AFib patients, who often respond differently to current treatments like ablation.
The use of digital twins in healthcare is a growing field, and Dr Roney's work is at the forefront of this development. Her research has the potential to revolutionize the way that AFib is treated, improving patient outcomes and reducing the burden on healthcare systems.
Dr Roney's UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship is a significant achievement, providing her with funding and support to continue her groundbreaking work. The Queen Mary Feature Research interview you can watch below provides an in-depth look at Dr Roney's research, outlining the potential benefits of digital twins in cardiac healthcare and highlighting the importance of personalized treatment approaches.
Updated by: Zion Tse