Analysing the ventricular fibrillation waveform

Matthew J. Reed, Gareth R. Clegg, Colin E. Robertson

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The surface electrocardiogram associated with ventricular fibrillation has been of interest to researchers for some time. Over the last few decades, techniques have been developed to analyse this signal in an attempt to obtain more information about the state of the myocardium and the chances of successful defibrillation. This review looks at the implications of analysing the VF waveform and discusses the various techniques that have been used, including fast Fourier transform analysis, wavelet transform analysis and mathematical techniques such as chaos theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-20
Number of pages10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2003


  • Cardiac arrest
  • Electrocardiography
  • Fast Fourier transformation
  • Ventricular fibrillation

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