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The aim of the simulation study is to determine the effect of uncertainty in intracavitary probe electrode position on the accuracy of estimated endocardial potentials. Intracavitary probe position uncertainty is simulated by randomly moving an idealized probe surface about the center of an idealized left ventricular endocardial surface. These random deviations represent possible probe locations that are incorporated as correlated noise. An optimum inverse transfer coefficient matrix, relating intracavitary potentials to endocardial potentials, is computed and subsequently used to calculate the best linear estimate of the true endocardial potentials. These simulation results imply that position uncertainty of a multielectrode, intracavitary probe can be a major source of error in estimating endocardial potentials from intracavitary potentials.
Date of Publication: July 1992