Body Surface Electrocardiographic Mapping

  • David M. Mirvis

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 82)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. History of Body Surface Electrocardiographic Mapping

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David M. Mirvis
      Pages 3-20
    3. Marandapalli R. Sridharan, Leo G. Horan
      Pages 21-27
  3. Basic Concepts of Body Surface Electrocardiographic Mapping

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
  4. The Normal Electrocardiogram

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. David M. Mirvis
      Pages 77-86
    3. David M. Mirvis
      Pages 87-96
    4. David M. Mirvis
      Pages 97-108
  5. The Abnormal Electrocardiogram

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. David M. Mirvis
      Pages 111-124
    3. David M. Mirvis
      Pages 125-136
    4. David M. Mirvis
      Pages 137-152
    5. Jerome Liebman, Cecil W. Thomas, Yoram Rudy
      Pages 153-166
    6. B. Milan Horacek, Terrence J. Montague, Martin J. Gardner, Eldon R. Smith
      Pages 167-189
  6. Future Prospects and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Bruno Taccardi
      Pages 193-200
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-204

About this book


To accomplish these objectives, the book is Body surface electrocardiographic mapping is not a new technique. It is one initially de­ divided into five sections. In Part I, the deve­ veloped many decades ago, but it has only lopment of electrocardiographic leads as well as recently matured into a powerful tool for surface mapping is viewed from an historical studying the cardiac electrical field. This book perspective. This is followed in Part II by a is intended to review, both critically and in review of the fundamental physiologic and detail, the applications of this unique method biophysical principles of electrocardiography in both clinical and experimental environments. and a discussion of basic mapping techniques. A comprehensive description of reported re­ Applications of these methods to the normal sults is, however, only a first goal. An equally and the abnormal heart are then presented in important objective is to explore the elec­ Parts III and IV, respectively. Finally, the trophysiologic and biophysical bases for the work concludes (Part V) with a consideration empirically observed electrocardiographic pat­ of possible future directions that body surface terns. It is only after considering these basic mapping may follow. The final result is, hope­ foundations that the values and the limitations fully, a thorough statement defining the cur­ of any electrocardiographic method can be rent s~atus of body surface electrocardiographic understood. This is particularly true for body mappmg.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David M. Mirvis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of TennesseeMemphisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8992-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1769-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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