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Magnetocardiography

Jaakko Malmivuo

in Bioelectromagnetism

Published in print October 1995 | ISBN: 9780195058239
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199847839 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058239.003.0020
Magnetocardiography

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Though the detection of the magnetic heart vector is an obvious selection as the first clinical tool, many of the magnetocardiogram (MCG) studies of today have been made by mapping the normal component of the magnetic field of the heart around the thorax. There exist also many other kinds of trials for finding out clinical applications for the MCG. The localization of arrhythmogenic centers has also been a subject of intensive research. This chapter primarily aims to discuss the lead systems currently being applied in detecting the equivalent magnetic dipole of the heart, and to discuss briefly the ECG-MCG relationship.

Keywords: magnetocardiogram; arrhythmogenic centers; localization; ECG-MCG relationship; lead systems; magnetic dipole

Chapter.  9278 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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