Processing the Intracardiac Electrogram for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
Shariat, Mohammad Hassan
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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major global health issue as it is the most prevalent sustained supraventricular arrhythmia. Catheter-based ablation of some parts of the atria is considered an effective treatment of AF. The main objective of this research is to analyze atrial intracardiac electrograms (IEGMs) and extract insightful information for the ablation therapy. Throughout this thesis we propose several computationally efficient algorithms that take streams of IEGMs from different atrial sites as the input signals, sequentially analyze them in various domains (e.g., time and frequency), and create color-coded three-dimensional map of the atria to be used in the ablation therapy.