Optimal position of the electric dipole model for the simulation of the standard twelve lead electrocardiogram and EASI lead systems

Kristian Eric Dillon, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

From its conception, electrocardiography has proven to be an invaluable tool of diagnosis. Alongside electrocardiography comes vectorcardiography, which is a different method of reading the electric activity of the heart. Even though, vectorcardiography has not reached the level of success that electrocardiuography has, it is believed that it could. The reasoning behind this idea is that vectorcardiographs produces a 3-dimensional representation of the heart activity. In this, a simpler view of phase and magnitude information of the heart cycle is created. One of the ways of deriving this information in vectorcardiographs is through the dipole heart model. Here the effects of location of the dipole heart model are explored to find the best placement for the reproduction of EASI and Mason-Likar electrocardiographic electrode configurations. To achieve this, live data was acquired to model the electrical activity of human torso. This was followed by transforming the information into its dipolar model and then simulated. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) ^

Subject Area

Engineering, Biomedical

Recommended Citation

Dillon, Kristian Eric, "Optimal position of the electric dipole model for the simulation of the standard twelve lead electrocardiogram and EASI lead systems" (2006). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1436514.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1436514

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