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Computer model for study of cardiac repolarization

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Alan Murray


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Introduction: We propose a new and simple method to model repolarization in the left ventricle and the corresponding T waves on the surface ECG. Methods and Results: We modeled the cardiac cell action potentials (APs) in the left ventricle (LV) with differences in only the duration of the plateau phase. Using published experimental data on the epicardial and endocardial repolarization sequences, for each point on the left ventricular surface we set a different AP repolarization starting time, determined by the duration of the plateau phase, The surface source model was used to compute potentials on the surface of the torso, generated by repolarization of the LV, Both the torso and the LV had homogeneous and isotropic conductivity. We simulated T waves on the 12-lead ECG and compared our results with measured T waves from five normal subjects. The orientation and shape in each lead mere reproduced, In each lead we computed the root mean square error between simulated and measured T waves, The average error across the 12 leads was small, with a mean value of 0.11 mV across all the subjects. Conclusion: Repolarization of the LV can be modeled independently of the depolarization sequence and AP duration gradients, This method is an easy and powerful tool to describe the ECG features of repolarization.

Publication metadata

Author(s): di Bernardo D, Murray A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology

Year: 2000

Volume: 11

Issue: 8

Pages: 895-899

ISSN (print): 1045-3873

ISSN (electronic): 1540-8167

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.