Ultrasound solves an important clinical problem in diagnosing arrhythmia

Ultrasound solves an important clinical problem in diagnosing arrhythmia

thomas.johnson
Mon, 03/30/2020 – 09:48

Researchers have used an ultrasound technique they pioneered a decade ago — electromechanical wave imaging (EWI) — to accurately localize atrial and ventricular cardiac arrhythmias in adult patients in a double-blinded clinical study. They evaluated the accuracy of EWI for localization of various arrhythmias in all four chambers of the heart prior to catheter ablation: the results showed that EWI correctly predicted 96% of arrhythmia locations as compared with 71% for 12-lead ECGs.

Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering- News

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