Barcelona studies adapting La Masia to focus

first_imgFC Barcelona has some of the more model sports cities and modern on the planet but is not raised in no case to carry out concentrations over a period of time. At least, no concentrations like raise the protocol of LaLiga to return to the activity where he recommends, in the third phase of re-adaptation to competition, the staff concentration for at least one week while they are already training in groups of eight players. This concentration can be carried out inside the sports facilities or in a hotel, but under the priority of “high security”, that is, having totally disinfected the premises.Given the exceptional circumstances of this situation, the Barcelona is starting to study possible alternatives. And the most viable would be to resort to La Masia facilities -currently empty- to carry out the workforce concentration. La Masia, which is within the Ciutat Esportiva, has a total of 78 rooms: 39 singles, 36 doubles and three triples. Both the players – a total of 19 from the first team plus Ansu Fati- and the members of the staff technician would use the double rooms but of individually, while the rest of the changing room employees could be installed in the individual rooms. Is about austere rooms, just over twenty square meters, with a wardrobe, a television and a table. Obviously, if the first equipment were finally installed, a series of temporary reforms in the occupied rooms, in order to better adapt to the needs of soccer players.Within The farmhouse, which has some 6,000 square meters spread over five floors, there are dining rooms, gyms, changing rooms, water area, kitchen, massage room, large classroom, offices for management and even a game room with pool table and foosball tables, which would allow the team to maintain a minimum of security guarantees during the concentration phase. Obviously, it would be an extreme resource and force majeure, since more than one heavyweight from the first team, such as the captain Sergio Busquets, has already shown publicly your absolute disagreement to concentrate in the Ciutat Esportiva or in a hotel as a preventive measure.We will have to see if finally LaLiga may require clubs to stick to your protocol or a series of nuances about the initial protocol, but in any case it seems very complicated that the footballers agree to stick to it a series of indications that make the practice of football as we understand it very difficult, such as: solo training in the Ciutat Esportiva, not changing in the dressing rooms or seeing teammates or train with masks and gloves.last_img read more

Imricor to present results from MRIguided cardiac ablation study at Heart Rhythm

first_imgMay 9 2018Imricor Medical Systems announced today that the results from the clinical study to evaluate Imricor’s Vision-MRTM Ablation Catheter for the treatment of atrial flutter under real-time MRI guidance will be presented this week at the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) conference in Boston. Philipp Sommer MD will present the study results on Saturday, May 12 at 9:00 am ET at the Boston Convention Center during the Magnetic Resonance-Guided Electrophysiological Interventions session.The single-center study enrolled 35 patients and was sponsored by the University of Leipzig Heart Center in Leipzig, Germany. Professor Gerhard Hindricks MD, Head of the Department of Electrophysiology at the Helios Leipzig Heart Center, was the principal investigator. Results from the study will be submitted to support the CE mark approval process for the Vision-MR Ablation Catheter. Publication of study results to follow later this spring.Imricor’s Vision-MR Ablation Catheter, when used with the Advantage-MRTM EP Recorder/Stimulator System, allows physicians to perform cardiac ablations under MRI guidance, offering a radiation free environment for patients and physicians. Intraprocedural MR imaging allows for real-time soft tissue imaging of the cardiac anatomy and substrate. This has the potential to improve first-time success rates of ablation procedures by providing lesion visualization and verification. In addition, real-time assessment of the cardiac substrate has the potential to allow physicians to deliver individualized ablation strategies.To learn more about the study and Imricor’s devices for real time MRI-guided ablations, visit us at HRS 2018 at booth 242.Source: http://imricor.com/last_img read more