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ECG recording sites for improving signal-to-noise ratio during atrial depolarisation

Kennedy, A, Finlay, D, Guldenring, D and McLaughlin, JAD (2014) ECG recording sites for improving signal-to-noise ratio during atrial depolarisation. In: Computing in Cardiology Conference (CinC), 2014, Cambridge, MA. IEEE. Vol 41 4 pp. [Conference contribution]

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The objective of this study was to identify optimal recording sites for a bipolar ECG lead that would improve signal-to-noise ratio during atrial depolarisation. Body surface potential map (BSPM) data, recorded using the Dalhousie 120-lead system and transformed into 352-node BSPMs, were used for the study. The absolute median for every sample of a subject's p-wave was calculated across all 352-nodes to determine the point in time where the greatest p-wave amplitude occurred. Normalised p-wave values at this point in time were then extracted across all 352-nodes for each subject. The median of the potentials on each node across all 45 subjects was then calculated to establish a median BSPM from which an optimal ECG lead could be identified. The p-wave amplitudes recorded in this population based optimal ECG lead achieved a median of 83.53% of each subject's attainable maximum attainable p-wave amplitude. In comparison standard Lead II achieved a median of 71.53%.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:31425
Deposited By: Dr Daniel Guldenring
Deposited On:28 Apr 2015 09:47
Last Modified:28 Apr 2015 09:47

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