Noninvasive recording of his potential using magnetocardiograms

Satsuki Yamada, Keisuke Kuga, Kei On, Iwao Yamaguchi

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The present study investigated whether magnetocardiograms (MCGs) could noninvasively detect the His potential. In 22 patients, the His-ventricular (HV) intervals in MCGs (64-channel system, 2-min signal averaging, filter: 0.1-100 Hz, and band-eliminating filter of 50 Hz) were compared with those recorded in an electrophysiologic study (EPS, filter: 30-400Hz). In 14 of the patients (64 %), the His potential was recorded in the MCGs. There was a correlation between the HV intervals in the MCGs and those in the EPS (R=0.81, p<0.01). This study indicates that MCGs can be used to investigate the specialized conduction systems for which EPS is currently used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)622-624
Number of pages3
JournalCirculation Journal
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003


  • His potential
  • Magnetocardiograms
  • Signal averaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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