AMYCARD 01C SYSTEM FOR NONINVASIVE CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY STUDIES
System for Noninvasive Cardiac Electrophysiology Studies AMYCARD 01C is an active noninvasive medical device for short-term use, which is intended for acquisition, analysis, display and storage of cardiac electrophysiological data and maps for analysis by a physician.
Non-invasive activation mapping of the heart allows determination of spatio-temporal dynamics of electrophysiological processes in myocardium of auricle and ventricles and determination and localization of activation sources. Thus, it is possible to carry out an accurate topical diagnosis of heart rhythm irregularities. Initial data for activation mapping includes:
· results of multichannel ECG registration (up to 224 leads) on patient’s chest surface along with ECG registration in standard leads
· results of patient’s heart and chest CT examination
· results of patient’s heart and chest MRI examination
Multichannel ECG body surface mapping consists of synchronously recording unipolar electrocardiograms at a variety of points on the surface of the chest, visually depicting the ECG recording results in the form of isopotential and other isoparametric maps, and diagnostically interpreting them. ECG body surface mapping finds its limited use in diagnostics of heart rhythm irregularities, predictions of life-threatening ventricular tachyarrhythmias, and in IHD. ECG body surface mapping methodology is considered being more informative than standard electrocardiography in 12 leads. However, its diagnostic value is inferior to that of epicardial mapping based on the solution to the inverse electrocardiography problem. ECG body surface mapping methodology does not require a CT or MRI study of the heart, since a mean model of the human torso is used for mapping.
The System is aimed for use in cardiological, cardiosurgical and arrythmological departments of hospitals, cardiological centers, scientific and educational medical facilities and other institutions of an appropriate field.
The operation of this system in any other areas of application is possible only in research mode.