Imperial College London

Dr Marta Varela

Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Research Fellow



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Building E - Sir Michael UrenWhite City Campus





I am interested in using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), digital twins and AI to understand and improve the treatment of cardiac disease.

Some of the questions I am currently investigating are:

- Can we use machine learning (neural networks) to infer the properties of the heart from measurements of electrical potential at its surface? For this, we use Physics-Informed Machine Learning (read our latest paper).

- How do the atria deform is the propagation of electrical signals in the heart affected by the mechanical deformations it undergoes? (New paper coming out soon!)

- What clinical information can we extract from cardiac MRI with the help of machine learning? (Read our latest example on automatically quantifying fat around the heart.)

If you are a non-scientist, you may be interest in our app to demonstrate how you may be able to treat cardiac arrhythmias (Android only).