Accession Number:

ADD018922

Title:

Method and Apparatus for Predicting the Efficacy of Cardioversion.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 10 Jul 96, patented 24 May 98,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1998-03-24

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

An apparatus and method for predicting the efficacy of cardioversion as a modality for reverting a patient with atrial fibrillation to normal sinus rhythm. Blood flow through the patients atrium is measured, converted and processed using nonlinear or chaotic processing to obtain a differential radius signal. The number of excursions of the differential radius beyond a threshold value indicates whether cardioversion will be successful.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE