The conventional clinical procedure in an electrophysiological study (EPS) involves transvenous catheterisation and access to x-ray fluoroscopy. Esothoracic electrophysiology (ETE) is a viable noninvasive alternative for conducting EPS without access to fluoroscopy and consequently, with more relaxed clinical environmental restrictions. This paper describes the first esothoracic pacing system capable of producing the Wellens test for VT inducibility with a high degree of success. Results as presented for 12 patients comparing catheterisation and ETE show 6 patients being inducible, 4 not inducible, one false positive and one false negative.
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
|Event||16TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY - ENGINEERING ADVANCES: NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERS - Baltimore, MD, USA|
Duration: 1 Jan 1994 → …
|Conference||16TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY - ENGINEERING ADVANCES: NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERS|
|Period||1/01/94 → …|
- Cardiovascular system
- Esothoracic electrophysiology
- Ventricular tachycardia
- Wellens testing
- X ray fluoroscopy
- relaxed clinical environmental restrictions
- reliable pacing system
- ventricular tachycardia inducibility.