Assessment of spatial organization in the atria during paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and adrenergic stimulation

Valentina D A Corino, Massimo Mantica, Federico Lombardi, Luca T. Mainardi

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Abstract

Non-linear parameters were computed to assess the extent of spatial organization in the atria in terms of coupling/synchronization between electrograms recorded in different atrial sites. Recordings of 9 patients suffering from paroxysmal atrial fibrillation were tested during four clinical experimental conditions: sinus rhythm and atrial fibrillation, both before and after isoproterenol infusion, a drug mimicking adrenergic activation. Two non-linear metrics were investigated: an index of non-linear association (NLA) and a synchronization (S) index based on the cross-conditional entropy. Results evidence the presence of reduced coupling after drug infusion in both sinus rhythm and atrial fibrillation. Moreover, passing from the NLA to the S index, the capability of the parameter to capture the subtle changes due to isoproterenol administration increased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-263
Number of pages4
JournalBiomedizinische Technik
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2006

Keywords

  • Adrenergic stimulation
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Endocardial recordings
  • Non-linear analysis
  • Synchronization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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