Role of Body Surface Maps in Cardiac Arrhythmias

  • D. Woodrow BensonJr.
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 56)


From a clinical standpoint, the study of cardiac arrhythmias has been facilitated by the use of intracardiac catheters for electrophysiologic study. The use of the intracardiac catheter technique for evaluating abnormalities of atrioventricular and ventriculoatrial conduction, which may be an integral part of the genesis of many arrhythmias, is now well established. However, in other arrhythmias, the principal electrocardiographic features appear to result from abnormalities of ventricular depolarization and repolarization, and the use of the catheter technique has been more limited in this situation.


Ventricular Tachycardia Ventricular Activation Ectopic Site Ectopic Ventricular Activation Body Surface Potential Mapping 
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