Methods Inf Med 2000; 39(02): 196-199
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1634263
Original Article
Schattauer GmbH

Simulation of Body Surface Laplacian Maps during Ventricular Pacing in a 3D Inhomogeneous Heart-Torso Model

D. Wu
1  Departments of EECS, Japan
K. Ono
3  Departments of, Nihon Kohden R&D Center, Japan
H. Hosaka
3  Departments of, Nihon Kohden R&D Center, Japan
B. He
1  Departments of EECS, Japan
2  Departments of Bio-engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
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Publication Date:
07 February 2018 (online)


A computer simulation study has been conducted to investigate the performance of body surface Laplacian maps (BSLMs) in localizing and imaging spatially separated myocardial electrical events. A cellular automaton model of ventricles simulates cardiac electrical activity using a two-site pacing protocol to induce dual simultaneously active myocardial electrical events. The heart model is embedded in a realistically shaped inhomogeneous volume conductor. The BSLMs are numerically computed from the induced electrical activity in the heart model. The present computer simulation results show that the BSLM can provide better separation and localization of two regional myocardial electrical events as compared with the body surface potential map (BSPM).