Cardiovascular remodeling induced by intrauterine growth restriction manifests in adulthood by more globular ventricles, as evidenced by in vivo measurements. The angle between the dominant vectors of the QRS and T-wave loops has been reported to be significantly altered as a result of the induced remodeling. To investigate whether the more globular ventricular shape was a major factor contributing to such alteration, we performed electrophysiological simulations in a human biventricular model for control and in a model obtained by deforming the control one to represent a more spherical left ventricle (SLV). Transmural ventricular heterogeneities and a Purkinje network were included. 12-lead ECGs were calculated, from which spatial QRS and T-wave angles were computed. The angle between the T-wave and the XZ-plane was found to increase in the SLV model, showing a variation similar to that reported in in vivo studies. However, the angle between the dominant vectors of the QRS and T-wave loops projected onto the XY-plane was lower for control, contrary to clinical observations in IUGR adults. Other clinical results could not be reproduced in our simulations either. Our findings suggest that a more globular left ventricular shape leads to changes in the angles of QRS and T-wave loops, but further research is needed to fully understand these changes and the underlying mechanisms.
|Título de la publicación alojada||2020 Computing in Cardiology, CinC 2020|
|Editorial||IEEE Computer Society|
|ISBN (versión digital)||9781728173825|
|Estado||Publicada - 13 sep. 2020|
|Evento||2020 Computing in Cardiology, CinC 2020 - Rimini, Italia|
Duración: 13 sep. 2020 → 16 sep. 2020
Serie de la publicación
|Nombre||Computing in Cardiology|
|ISSN (versión impresa)||2325-8861|
|ISSN (versión digital)||2325-887X|
|Conferencia||2020 Computing in Cardiology, CinC 2020|
|Período||13/09/20 → 16/09/20|
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