Efimov Working on Heart Treatment (image) Washington University in St. Louis Caption Igor Efimov, Ph.D., the Lucy & Stanley Lopata Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, works with Sarah Gutbrod, Ph.D. candidate in biomedical engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, in Efimov's lab in Whitaker Hall. Efimov and a team of researchers are developing a custom-fitted, implantable device that can deliver treatment or predict an impending heart attack before a patient shows any physical symptoms. Credit James Byard/Washington University in St. Louis Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.