Method and Apparatus for Predicting the Efficacy of Cardioversion.
Patent Application, Filed 10 Jul 96,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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This invention generally relates to methods and apparatus for performing medical diagnoses and particularly to a method and apparatus for predicting the efficacy of cardioversion for reverting a fibrillating heart to normal sinus rhythm. Atrial fibrillation represents a significant disease of the heart. Generally a heart disease diagnosis involves an analysis of EKG data, generally by identifying visually certain patterns or anomalies in an EKG recording. Visual inspection of an EKG recording remains a primary diagnostic tool even though a number of complementary or superseding computer assisted modalities have been suggested.
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