Late potentials are thought to be caused by early afterdepolarizations of cells in the right ventricle (in ARVD). Their amplitude is often too small to show up on a normal ECG. However, when multiple QRS recordings (typically 250 consecutive QRS complexes) are averaged, random noise is filtered out and late potentials can show up. Such a recording is called a Signal Averaged ECG (SAECG). The ARVD taskforce has published a document with recommended settings to record an SAECG in ARVD.
|Criteria for late potentials on a signal averaged ECG |
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