Sudip Ghate

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The aim of this paper was to compare several in-vivo electrophysiological (EP) characteristics measured in a swine model of chronic infarct, with those predicted by simple 3-D MRI-based computer models built from ex-vivo scans (voxel size <1  mm(3)). Specifically, we recorded electroanatomical voltage maps (EAVM) in six animals, and ECG waves during(More)
BACKGROUND Both intrinsic contrast (T₁ and T₂ relaxation and the equilibrium magnetization) and contrast agent (gadolinium)-enhanced MRI are used to visualize and evaluate acute radiofrequency ablation lesions. However, current methods are imprecise in delineating lesion extent shortly after the ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS Fifteen lesions were created(More)
The introduction of electroanatomic mapping (EAM) has improved the understanding of the substrate of ventricular tachycardia. EAM systems are used to delineate scar regions responsible for the arrhythmia by creating voltage or activation time maps. Previous studies have identified the benefits of creating MR-guided voltage maps; however, in some cases(More)
Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) is preceded by characterization of the myocardial substrate via electroanatomical voltage mapping (EAVM). The purpose of this study was to characterize the relationship between chronic myocardial fibrotic scar detected by multicontrast late enhancement (MCLE) MRI and by EAVM obtained using an MR-guided(More)
The aim of this work was to develop a simple and fast 3D MRI-based computer model of arrhythmia inducibility in porcine hearts with chronic infarct scar, and to further validate it using electrophysiology (EP) measures obtained in-vivo. The heart model was built from MRI scans (with voxel size smaller than 1mm 3) and had fiber directions extracted from(More)