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A dual energy mode system for the development of new techniques in cardiac electrophysiological studies and external pacing

Escalona, OJ, Ziri-Castro, KI, Lopez, JA, Mak, MH and Anderson, J (1997) A dual energy mode system for the development of new techniques in cardiac electrophysiological studies and external pacing. In: 19TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY, MAGNIFICENT MILESTONES AND EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES IN MEDICAL ENGINEERING, Chicago, IL, USA. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Vol 19 (1) 4 pp. [Conference contribution]

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URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=754557

DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.1997.754557


Programmed electrical stimulation is an important clinical procedure in the assessment of bradycardias and ventricular tachycardias. At present, research is been carried out on a minimally invasive approach of this procedure. Therefore, we have developed a PC based system which is suitable for the development and clinical validation of new non-invasive techniques in cardiac electrophysiological studies (EPS). The interface subsystem, siting between a laptop PC and the patient under study, performs the required stimulation energy management as commanded by the output of the special software environment at the computer side. The latter, allows easy interactive programming of the stimulation protocols used in standard EPS. Also, the system supports atrial (A) and ventricular (V) sequential pacing, and real-time endocardial and surface ECG processing and screen display. The interface subsystem allows two modes of operation according with the level of energy require in the stimulation protocol: a low energy mode for intracardiac stimulation, and a high energy mode for esothoracic stimulation (external). Adequate electrical isolation between the PC and patient was incorporated. The functionality and reliability of the system was tested following a rigorous laboratory test procedure.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:Cardiology; Computer software; Functional electric stimulation; Noninvasive medical procedures; Patient monitoring; Esothoracic stimulation; Intracardiac stimulation; Electrophysiology; atrial pacing; bradycardias; cardiac electrophysiological studies; clinical procedure; clinical validation; dual energy mode sequential pacing; easy interactive programable stimulator; programming; endocardial ECG processing; external pacing; laboratory test procedure; minimally invasive approach; noninvasive techniques; programmed electrical stimulation; stimulation energy management; surface ECG processing; ventricular pacing; ventricular tachycardias.
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:6084
Deposited By: Professor Omar Escalona
Deposited On:08 Feb 2016 14:17
Last Modified:08 Feb 2016 14:17

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