Juha Montonen

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Multichannel magnetocardiographic (MCG) recordings with fixed sensor arrays are not directly comparable with single-channel measurements carried out at standard grid locations. In addition, comparison of data obtained with different types of magnetometers is difficult. We present a method for transforming multichannel measurements to the standard-grid(More)
In 12-lead electrocardiography (ECG), detection of myocardial ischemia is based on ST-segment changes in exercise testing. Magnetocardiography (MCG) is a complementary method to the ECG for a noninvasive study of the electric activity of the heart. In the MCG, ST-segment changes due to stress have also been found in healthy subjects. To further study the(More)
Aims We studied the capability of heart rate (HR) adjusted change in multichannel magnetocardiogram (MCG) to detect exercise-induced ischemia. Methods and results The MCG and 12-lead ECG were recorded simultaneously during supine exercise testing in 17 healthy controls and 24 patients with single vessel coronary artery disease (CAD). In the MCG analysis, we(More)
High-resolution magnetocardiographic mapping was applied to localize the ventricular preexcitation site in ten patients suffering form Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Three different source models were tested, consisting of the dipole and quadrupole moments in a general multipole expansion. Noninvasive localizations were performed by computations based on(More)
INTRODUCTION Experimentally, both delayed ventricular conduction and nonhomogeneous ventricular repolarization contribute to reentrant arrhythmias. We tested the hypothesis that increased T wave dispersion is independent of delayed ventricular conduction associated with arrhythmia vulnerability in postmyocardial infarction (post-MI) patients. METHODS AND(More)
The aim of this study was to extract and combine non-invasive risk parameters from the signal-averaged electrocardiogram (SAECG) and heart rate variability (HRV) based on 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiography to optimize the prognostic value for arrhythmic events after acute myocardial infarction. A prospective series of 553 men < 66 years of age enrolled(More)
The value of time domain analysis of late fields in the high-resolution magnetocardiogram in the identification of myocardial infarction patients with ventricular tachycardia was investigated in 30 subjects: 10 patients with documented sustained ventricular tachycardia and old myocardial infarction, 10 patients with old myocardial infarction without complex(More)
We have applied various methods to extract parameters from high-resolution magnetocardiographic (MCG) and electrocardiographic (ECG) recordings for characterizing the risk of life-threatening arrhythmias. The methods include detection of late fields and late potentials at the end of the QRS, abnormalities in spectral variability and signal fragmentation(More)
This study was performed to evaluate the accuracy of magnetocardiography in non-invasive localization of the ventricular pre-excitation site in patients suffering from the Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome. Twelve WPW patients were studied, in whom the pre-excitation caused serious supraventricular arrhythmias refractory to drug therapy.(More)
Fifteen patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome were studied with standard 12-lead electrocardiogram, invasive electrophysiologic study, and high-resolution magnetocardiographic (MCG) mapping. In addition, intraoperative epicardial mapping was performed in seven surgically treated patients. The MCG characteristics of ventricular preexcitation for(More)