Biomedical Engineering: Graduate Reports and Projects

Date of Award


Degree Name

MS in Biomedical Engineering


Biomedical Engineering


College of Engineering


Christopher Heylman

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor College

College of Engineering


Over the past 40 years, since the initial catheter ablation procedure was completed, cardiac mapping has become an essential part of electrophysiological procedures. Cardiac mapping is an electrophysiological study that allows physicians to analyze the electrical activity of the heart in order to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. Institutions like Cal Poly can utilize professional instrumentation systems with an appropriate wet lab to develop new devices and study various phenomena in an in-vitro physiological environment. Cardiac mapping systems used in tandem with catheter ablation procedures are essential to ensuring that the trend of deaths due to cardiovascular disease continues to decline. This project thesis will signify the importance of the development of a wet lab integrated with Abbott’s Ensite Precision Cardiac Mapping System for future product development and in-vitro studies.