Models and Measurements of the Cardiac Electric Field

  • E. Schubert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introductory Review

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Mathematical and Physical Modelling of the Cardiac Electric Field

  4. Measurements in the Cardiac Electric Field

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. P. Barone, P. Ciarlini, G. Regoliosi
      Pages 97-102
    3. S. Baruffi, S. Spaggiari, E. Macchi, G. Arisi, D. Stilli, E. Musso et al.
      Pages 103-104
    4. Z. Antalóczy, I. Préda, Gy. Kozmann, Zs. Cserjés
      Pages 105-114
    5. Waldemar J. Wajsczuk, Jacek Przybylski, Grzegorz Sedek, Ryszard Jacek Zochowski, Tadeusz Palko, Albert Whitty et al.
      Pages 149-163
    6. Waldemar J. Wajszczuk, Ryszard Jacek Zochowski, Jacek Przybylski, Nicholas Z. Kerin, Melvyn Rubenfire
      Pages 165-173
  5. Clinical Applications of Cardiac Electric Field Mapping

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. H. Abel, G. Schoffa
      Pages 177-181
    3. R. Hinsen, J. Silny, G. Rau, R. v. Essen, W. Merx, S. Effert
      Pages 191-203
    4. I. Préda, Gy. Kozmann, Z. Antalóczy
      Pages 205-217
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 223-232

About this book


The electric field of the heart was described diagrammatically for the first time by A. Waller in 1888. However, it was not until a little more than ten years ago that with the development of micro­ electronic techniques, it became accessible to biophysical modeling, to exact physiological measurements, and to application in advanced clinical diagnosis. These possibilities opened the way to the treatment of questions which are called the direct and the inverse solution of the cardioelectric problem. Several groups of investigators are now working to achieve a complete biophysical and physiological description of the generation of the cardiac electric field. This work could well form the basis for a new method of diagnostic measurements, with applications even in clinical cardiology, delivering important information by a non­ invasive investigation of the patient. Several conferences have stimulated international exchange of the results of research on the cardiac electric field. Among others, the satellite symposium of the XXV International Congress of Physio­ logical Sciences on the electric field of the heart, in Brussels, August 2-3, 1971, and the Conference on Measuring and Modeling of the cardiac electric field, in Smolenice near Bratislava, June 14- 17, 1976, may be considered predecessors of the Dresden symposium the proceedings of which are presented in this volume.


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  • E. Schubert
    • 1
  1. 1.Humboldt University of BerlinBerlinGerman Democratic Republic

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