What is Synthesized ECG ?
Synthesized 18-lead ECG - Identify Invisible Ischemia -
Synthesized 18-lead ECG uses the 12-lead ECG waveforms to mathematically derive the waveforms of the right chest leads (V3R, V4R, V5R) and back leads (V7, V8, V9). The measurement procedure is the same as the standard 12-lead ECG but more information can be obtained. 18-lead synthesized ECG is expected to be useful in detecting right side and posterior myocardial infarction.
The most common ECG exam is the standard 12-lead ECG. It is simple to measure, has low burden on the body, and observing the heart from these 12 positions provides a lot of information which has a wide range of clinical applications. However, some areas, especially pathological changes in the right ventricle and the posterior wall may be neglected when observing a 12-lead ECG.
In order to actually observe the right (V3R, V4R, V5R) and back (V7, V8, V9) areas, it is necessary to use different electrode positions than the standard 12-lead ECG. In particular, electrodes must also be attached to the patient’s back so an extra procedure and time would be needed for a proper examination. Also, the patient must be turned over in some cases and in an emergency it is often difficult to use back electrodes. This complicates the exam procedure.
Synthesized 18-lead ECG uses the 12-lead ECG waveforms to mathematically derive the waveforms of the right chest leads (V3R, V4R, V5R) and back leads (V7, V8, V9).
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