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Novel software may help detect heart diseases: Study

IANS  |  Dubai 

Researchers have developed a new software that could spot potentially lethal and may lead to improvements in and treatment, says a new study.

The software - ElectroMap - which measures electrical activity in the organ, is a new for processing, analysis and mapping complex cardiac data.

The study showed that the heart's pumping ability is controlled by electrical activity that triggers the heart muscle cells to contract and relax. In certain such as arrhythmia, the organ's electrical activity is affected.

is improper beating of the heart too fast or too slow.

"We believe that ElectroMap will accelerate innovative cardiac research and lead to wider use of mapping technologies that help prevent the incidence of arrhythmia," said Kashif Rajpoot, Senior at the

"This is a robustly validated for processing and by using novel data analysis strategies we have developed, this software will provide a deeper understanding of heart diseases, particularly the mechanisms underpinning potentially lethal arrhythmia," Rajpoot added, published in the journal, Scientific Reports.

The incidence and prevalence of continues to increase every year. However, improvements in and treatment require better understanding of electrical behaviour across the heart, the study noted.



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First Published: Thu, February 14 2019. 13:18 IST