Guidance of transseptal punctures

   The transseptal puncture (TSP)  is used to access the left atrium of the heart, which is required for several minimally invasive interventions. Nonetheless, determining the optimal puncturing site is not straightforward.  To overcome these difficulties, during this PhD project we intend to develop an integrated interventional framework to assist the physician TSP.


Project members

People: Pedro Morais, Professor João Tavares, Professor Jan D'hooge, Professor João Vilaça


- Faculty of Engineering (University of Porto)
- Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (INEGI)
- KULeuven
- Laboratory on Cardiovascular Imaging and Dynamics

- Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (University of Minho)
- DIGARC - Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave


- Pedro Morais, João L. Vilaça, Joris Ector, Jan D'hooge, João Tavares (2016). Novel solutions applied in transseptal puncture: a systematic review. Journal of Medical Devices. [see]