Author(s): P.R. Johnston & D. Kilpatrick
rward problem of electro cardiology
incorporating detailed heart anatomy
Johnston k D.
Department of Medicine, University of Tasmania,
43 Collins St., Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
The forward problem of Electrocardiology is the determination of the body
surface potential distribution given a specified potential distribution on the
surface of the heart.
The governing equation for the electric potential dis-
tribution inside a realistic torso containing the internal heart chambers ,s
solved using the boundary element method (employing techniques using
The aim of developing this model is to gain an understanding of current
flow within the thorax due to various conditions affecting the heart and
to correlate these conditions with observed changes in the body surface
The electrocardiogram is an essential tool in medical practice.
It reflects the
body surface potential...
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/BIO930211
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