The Use of Unipolar Epicardial QRS Potentials to Estimate Myocardial Infarction

Academic Article


  • This canine study assesses the ability to predict whether the myocardium lying directly below epicardial recording sites is in-farcted or normal. The results indicate that sufficient information is present in unipolar QRS waveforms to predict with 90 percent accuracy the state of the myocardium. A simplified classifier based only on the magnitude of the Q wave also provides sufficient information for reliable prediction. Copyright © 1985 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
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    Author List

  • Laxer C; Ideker RE; Pilkington TC
  • Start Page

  • 64
  • End Page

  • 67
  • Volume

  • BME-32
  • Issue

  • 1