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A method and an apparatus for the non-invasive, dynamic tracking and diagnosing of cardiac vulnerability to ventricular fibrillation are disclosed. T-wave alternans and heart rate variability are simultaneously evaluated. T-wave alternation is an absolute predictor of cardiac electrical stability. Heart rate variability is a measure of autonomic influence, a major factor in triggering cardiac arrhythmias. By simultaneously analyzing both phenomena, the extent and cause of cardiac vulnerability can be assessed.

Title
Non-invasive, dynamic tracking of cardiac vulnerability by simultaneous analysis of heart rate variability and T-wave alternans
Application Number
659711
Publication Number
5842997
Application Date
April 30, 1997
Publication Date
December 1, 1998
Inventor
Bruce D Nearing
North Kingstown
RI, US
Richard L Verrier
Wellesley
MA, US
Agent
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C
Assignee
Georgetown University
DC, US
IPC
A61B 5/0452
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