Cardiac Electrophysiological Imaging: Solving the Inverse Problem of Electrocardiography

  • Bin He
  • Chenguang Liu


In this chapter, we review the concepts, principles, and potential applications of cardiac electrophysiological imaging. First, the idea and history of the ECG inverse problem is introduced. Second, the following representative inverse methods are presented: (1) estimation of the cardiac electrical activity represented by equivalent moving dipole(s); (2) heart surface imaging approaches, including epicardial potential imaging and heart surface activation imaging; and (3) estimation of the distributed three-dimensional cardiac electrical activity. Finally, the potential applications and future trends of cardiac electrophysiological imaging are discussed.


Catheter Ablation Current Dipole Equivalent Current Dipole Heart Surface Cardiac Source 
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This work was supported in part by NIH R01HL080093 and NSF CBET-0756331.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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