Feb 1, 2008

Cardiac arrhythmias imprint specific signatures on Lorenz plots

Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology : the Official Journal of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Inc
Hans D EspererR J Cohen


Despite the growing number of studies using Lorenz (Poincaré) plots (LPs) for the analysis of heart rate variability (HRV), a possible correlation between the underlying ECG waveforms and the RR scatter plots has never been systematically studied. We report a comprehensive investigation of distinct Lorenz plot patterns (LPPs) encountered in the context of major cardiac tachyarrhythmias as assessed by 24-hour Holter monitoring and detail the mechanisms underlying the specific LPPs. The 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiograms (AECGs) of 2700 patients with atrial and/or ventricular tachyarrhythmias and the AECGs of 200 controls with pure sinus rhythm were analyzed using an Elatec arrhythmia analyzing system (Elamedical, Paris 1996). This system allows for the generation of two-dimensional LPs and the exploration of the underlying ECG waveforms. Each LPP obtained was categorized according to its shape and basic geometric parameters. In accordance with the most characteristic LPP feature, the LPPs were grouped into the following distinct classes: 1) comet shape; 2) torpedo shape; 3) H-Fan shape; 4) SZ-Fan shape; 5) double side lobe pattern type A (DSLP-A); 6) double side lobe pattern type B (DSL-B); 7) triple side lobe pattern type A ...Continue Reading

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TSLP protein, human
Supraventricular Tachyarrhythmia
Sinus - General Anatomical Term
Atrial Tachycardia
Atrial Fibrillation
Cell Differentiation Process
Holter Electrocardiography
Calloplesiops altivelis
Signal Processing, Digital
Intraobserver Variation

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