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Definition

ECGI – ElectroCardioGraphic Imaging

is the non-invasive technology that allows the numerical reconstruction and visualization of the electrophysiological heart activity from the ECG data measured on the body surface.

Example of body surface potentials (left) and non invasive reconstruction of endocardial isopotential map (right).
Example of body surface potentials (left) and non invasive reconstruction of endocardial isopotential map (right).
L. I. Titomir and other. Studies in Institute for Measurements Problems, Slovakia, 1970
L. I. Titomir and other. Studies in Institute for Measurements Problems, Slovakia, 1970

Evolution

Development of ECGI started in early 60’s of the 20th century. Since the creation of congresses like the CinC in 1976, initiatives like the International Consortium for ECGi (CEI) and the engement of serious industrial partners, the technique development and usability have progressed significantly. Now the technology is ready for the clinical applications, based on significant progress in following areas:

  • Mathematical description of the heart electrophysiology processes (bidomain theory)
  • Medical Imaging (CT, MRI)
  • Scientific and high performance computing

ECGI Clinical Application

ECGI clinical application includes pre-operative diagnosis of complex heart rhythm disturbances, therapy planning, monitoring as well as follow-up.

Detailed topical and electrophysiological diagnosis helps the optimization of therapy and reduces intra-operative time, risk of complications, fluoroscopy time, and accordingly patient and personnel radiation exposures are minimized.

Helping the optimization of cardiac resynchronization therapy provides another area of applications improving immediate as well as long-term results of therapeutic intervention.

  • Correlation of venogram images, scar distribution and activation sequences can help plan the optimal LV epicardial stimulation site.
  • Post-procedure evaluations, repeated resynchronization assesment.

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Patents

Patents
  • Combined Electrophysiological Mapping and Cardiac Ablation Methods, Systems, Components and Devices.
    European Patent No EP3092944, 2020
  • Customizable Electrophysiological Mapping Electrode Patch Systems, Devices, Components and Methods.
    European Patent No EP3092942, 2020
  • Systems, Components, Devices and Methods for Cardiac Mapping Using Numerical Reconstruction of Cardiac Action Potentials.
    European Patent No EP3092943, 2020 / U.S. Patent No 10,299,692, 2019
  • Method of noninvasive electrophysiological study of the heart.
    U.S. Patent No 8,660,639, 2014
  • Method of noninvasive electrophysiological study of the heart.
    U.S. Patent No 8,529,461, 2013
  • Method of noninvasive electrophysiological study of the heart.
    U.S. Patent No 8,388,547, 2013