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The role of Bachmann’s Bundle in atrial fibrillation

Project summary

About 300,000 patients in The Netherlands suffer from atrial fibrillation. Bachmann’s Bundle connects the left and right atrium. By means of a novel technique, this project will investigate electrical signaling between the atriums via Bachmann’s Bundle during open-heart surgeries in patients with and without atrial fibrillation.


This study will provide new insights on the causes of atrial fibrillation. This may lead to the development of novel therapies for atrial fibrillation.

More detailed information

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Christophe Teuwen

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Funding Agency:

Hartstichting /
Dekkerbeurs: AIOS