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The U Wave in Atrial Fibrillation

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Philip Langley, Dr John Bourke, Emeritus Professor Alan MurrayORCiD



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The U wave in EC"Gs of patients is difficult to observe because it is hidden under the atrial fibrillatoly ifl Meastirement and characteristics of the U Wave in atrial fibrillation have not previously been described. 13eat averaging was used to reveal the U waves in 12 lead EGGS of 8 patients with atrial fibrillation taking account of heart rate dependency of U wave characteristics. LI wave polarity and amplitude in 12-lead ECG and the amplitude ratio of U wave to atrial fibrillatory Wave in lead 171 were measured. U waves were measureable in all patients. LI waves were predominantly positive in /'t,/ I II, cif /F., V2, 1/3, 174, I/5 and V6, neat/v,' in leads aVR. Amplitudes W ere largest in the precorclial lecids measuring up to 55 kir,In lead 171 the I wave amplitude was on average 0.17 (range 0,1 to (1.4) times the amplitude of the atrial fibrillatory W cite. U waves can be measured by ventriculctr beat averaging in AF patients. U waves were normal in this small group ti it

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Author(s): Langley P, Bourke JP, Murray A

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 2015 Computing in Cardiology Conference (CinC)

Year of Conference: 2015

Pages: 833-836

Print publication date: 01/01/2015

Online publication date: 18/02/2016

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Date deposited: 24/05/2017

ISSN: 2325-8861

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/CIC.2015.7411040

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ISBN: 9781509006854