Comparison of Dipole-Based and Potential-Based Inverse ECG Solutions for the Localization of Ventricular Pacing Sites

Dogrusoz Y., Zelinka J., Svehlikova J.

13th International Conference on Measurement, MEASUREMENT 2021, Virtual, Smolenice Castle, Slovakia, 17 - 19 May 2021, pp.106-109 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.23919/measurement52780.2021.9446838
  • City: Virtual, Smolenice Castle
  • Country: Slovakia
  • Page Numbers: pp.106-109
  • Keywords: Body Surface Potential Mapping, Electrocardiographic Imaging, Premature Ventricular Contraction, Statistical Estimation
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021 Institute of Measurement Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences.Two different inverse methods were applied to the two sets of well-defined data from tank experiments to assess the pacing electrode's position by the inverse solution. The use of a simple dipole as the equivalent heart generator provides only the assessment of the pacing site from the very early time interval of activation. The potential-based inverse solution aims to reconstruct the electrograms using the Bayesian estimation so that it needs prior knowledge about the properties of the cardiac sources. The accuracy of the pacing site localization was 8.6 and 18.4 mm for the dipole-based method and varied from 8.6 to 19.4 and from 8.6 to 32.5 mm for the potential-based method depending on the noise model and pacing site estimation method. The advantages of both inverse methods can be combined in the future to improve the inverse localization approaches.