Utilising Lifemap to Investigate Malignant Arrhythmia Therapy (ULTIMATE)
It is universally recognised that current methods for risk stratification of sudden cardiac death (SCD) are limited. A novel SCD risk marker, the Regional Restitution Instability Index (R2I2), measures the degree of heterogeneity in electrical restitution using data obtained from a standard 12 lead ECG acquired during an invasive electrophysiological study.
In an ischaemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) cohort of 66 patients, an R2I2 of ≥1.03 identified subjects with a significantly higher risk of ventricular arrhythmia (VA) or death (43%) compared with those with an R2I2 <1.03 (11%) (P=0.004).
This study will use non-invasive techniques to acquire electrical restitution data: exercise and pharmacological stress, and will incorporate body surface potential mapping to develop a non-invasive and high-resolution form of R2I2. Suitable patients will be recruited into a prospective, observational study.
|Study start date||2014-02-06|