Esothoracic electrophysiology: a reliable pacing system for conducting the Wellens test for VT inducibility

OJ Escalona, J Anderson, D McEneaney, G Dempsey, J Adgey

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Abstract

The conventional clinical procedure in an electrophysiological study (EPS) involves transvenous catheterisation and access to x-ray fluoroscopy. Esothoracic electrophysiology (ETE) is a viable noninvasive alternative for conducting EPS without access to fluoroscopy and consequently, with more relaxed clinical environmental restrictions. This paper describes the first esothoracic pacing system capable of producing the Wellens test for VT inducibility with a high degree of success. Results as presented for 12 patients comparing catheterisation and ETE show 6 patients being inducible, 4 not inducible, one false positive and one false negative.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherIEEE
Pages59-60
Number of pages2
Volume16
ISBN (Print)0-7803-2050-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Event16TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY - ENGINEERING ADVANCES: NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERS - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: 1 Jan 1994 → …

Conference

Conference16TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY - ENGINEERING ADVANCES: NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERS
Period1/01/94 → …

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular system
  • Catheters
  • Electrodes
  • Pacemakers
  • Esothoracic electrophysiology
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Wellens testing
  • X ray fluoroscopy
  • Electrophysiology
  • relaxed clinical environmental restrictions
  • reliable pacing system
  • ventricular tachycardia inducibility.

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    Escalona, OJ., Anderson, J., McEneaney, D., Dempsey, G., & Adgey, J. (1994). Esothoracic electrophysiology: a reliable pacing system for conducting the Wellens test for VT inducibility. In Unknown Host Publication (Vol. 16, pp. 59-60). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.1994.412105