Body surface potential mapping for detection of myocardial infarct sites

P. Zarychta, F.E. Smith, S. T. King, A.J. Haigh, A. Klinge, D. Zheng, S. Stevens, J. Allen, A. Okelarin, P. Langley, A. Murray

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    Using the additional information from multi-lead body surface potential recordings we aimed to study ECG features to predict the extent of infarcted myocardium as part of the 2007 PhysioNet/Computers in Cardiology Challenge. We studied potential and QT maps through key stages of the ventricular cycle assessing the 2 training and 2 test cases. Clinical assessment of the ECGs was provided by three cardiologists. QRS axis was abnormal in training case 1. ST was elevated in training case 1 and test case 2. T wave axis was abnormal in training case 2 and test case 1. T wave axis was different to QRS axis in training case 1. Cardiologists agreed that training cases 1 and 2 were anterior and inferior infarctions respectively, while they considered both test cases to be normal variations. The maps, however, showed significant abnormalities in the test cases.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComputers in Cardiology
    Pages181 - 184
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2533-4
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2007

    Publication series

    ISSN (Print)0276-6574
    ISSN (Electronic)2325-8853

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    • Myocardium
    • Testing
    • Electrocardiography
    • Cardiology
    • Electrodes
    • Torso
    • Iron
    • Surface waves
    • Cardiac disease
    • Spatial resolution


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