Accession Number:

ADD018198

Title:

Method and Apparatus for Predicting the Efficacy of Cardioversion.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 10 Jul 96,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1996-07-10

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE