3D Heart: a new visual training method for electrocardiographic analysis.


Journal Article (Review)

This new training method is based on developing a sound understanding of the sequence in which electrical excitation spreads through both the normal and the infarcted myocardium. The student is made aware of the cardiac electrical performance through a series of 3-dimensional pictures during the excitation process. The electrocardiogram 3D Heart 3-dimensional program contains a variety of different activation simulations. Currently, this program enables the user to view the activation simulation for all of the following pathology examples: normal activation; large, medium, and small anterior myocardial infarction (MI); large, medium, and small posterolateral MI; large, medium, and small inferior MI. Simulations relating to other cardiac abnormalities, such as bundle branch block and left ventricular hypertrophy fasicular block, are being developed as part of a National Institute of Health (NIH) Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

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Cited Authors

  • Olson, CW; Lange, D; Chan, J-K; Olson, KE; Albano, A; Wagner, GS; Selvester, RHS

Published Date

  • September 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 457.e1 - 457.e7

PubMed ID

  • 17604044

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17604044

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8430

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-0736

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2007.04.001


  • eng