Title

Advances in electrical and mechanical cardiac mapping

Abstract

Cardiac mapping - recording cardiac activity during electrophysiological testing - has evolved into an indispensable tool in studying the cardiac excitation process, analysing activation patterns, and identifying arrhythmogenic tissue. Cardiac mapping is a broad term that is used here to encompass applications that record electrical or mechanical activity of the heart or both. In recent years, simultaneous and sequential electrical mapping methods have been combined with direct mechanical measurements or imaging techniques to acquire information regarding both the electrical and mechanical activity of the heart (electromechanical mapping) during normal and irregular cardiac behavior. This paper reviews the emerging area of electromechanical mapping from the point of view of the applicable technology, including its history and application. © 2005 IOP Publishing Ltd.

Publication Title

Physiological Measurement

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