Accession Number:

ADA248613

Title:

Optimal ECG Electrode Sites and Criteria for Detection of Asymptomatic Coronary Artery Disease - Update 1990. Multilead ECG Changes at Rest, with Exercise, and with Coronary Angioplasty

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 1989-15 Dec 1990

Corporate Author:

SOUTHEASTERN CENTER FOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION INC ST CLOUD FL

Report Date:

1992-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

This report presents recent findings from the Selvester-Solomon forward model of the electrophysiology of the human heart simulating infarct and ischemia. This led to a study of a 16-lead ECG at the time of coronary angioplasty. Both the simulations and the angioplasty study reported in detail in this report provide evidence that routine screening of apparently healthy aircrews with Hi-Fi rest and exercise 30 lead ECGs will significantly improve the detection of asymptomatic coronary disease. Three ECG recording systems with signal processing of 30 simultaneous leads 30SL have been developed. These systems record and store on disk up to 2 hr of continuous 3 lead rhythm strips and 10 s epochs of 30SL median beats sampled at 1 ms. Design documents, flow diagrams, schematics, and safety documentation for the 3 ECG mapping systems, and for 3 electrode locator systems designed and fabricated on this contract, are provided. The design of the study at Long Beach Memorial and Armstrong Laboratory is also presented for the follow-on 1 years contract using 30SL data during exercise and angioplasty to define the optimal number of leads and criteria in them for the optimal detection of asymptomatic coronary disease in aircrew persons. Body surface map, Electrocardiography, Myocardial infarction, Computer forward model, Exercise tolerance test, Myocardial ischemia. Coronary artery disease, Heart model.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE