SVIBOR - Project code: 3-01-451


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Project code: 3-01-451

Transesophageal Cardiac Diagnosis and Therapy

Main researcher: JOVIĆ, ALBINO (126522)

Type of research: applied
Duration from: 01/01/91. to 12/31/94.

Papers on project (total): 9
Institution name: Opća bolnica, Zadar (85)
Department/Institute: General hospital of Zadar Departement of internal medicine Division of cardiology
Address: 23000 Zadar, B. Peričića 5
City: 23000 - Zadar, Croatia
Phone: 385 (0)23 24-677
Phone: 385 (0)23 441-941
Fax: 385 (0)23 312-724

Summary: This research is concentrated on evaluation of clinical values of esophageal path and approach in diagnostics and treatment of heart disease. We will test the role and place of transesophageal ECG as addition to standard ECG in discovering and grading of ischemic heart disease and heart arrhythmias. The applicability and clinical importance of esophageal cardiac (atrial) electrostimulation as noninvasive and intracardial ECG competitive diagnostic and therapeutic method in some forms of ischemic heart disease and cardiac rhythm disorders will be tested as well. And finally, we will be examining the value of transesophageal echocardiography in finding and estimating the severeness of ischemic heart disease and especially its role under conditions of dynamic testing by applying transesophageal electrostimulation, and for appropriate choice of antiischemic therapy. In the end we are interested in all side-effects, complications and possible damages by using electroenergy on mucous membrane of esophagus during TEAS.

Keywords: esophageal pacing, esophageal ECG, esophageal echocardiography

Research goals: The central part of this project is the clinical usage of transesophageal atrial stimulation (TEAS) which has already produced certain positive experience in our laboratory. We will be testing the diagnostic value of this procedure in examining the function of sinus and AV node in bradyarrhythmias, tachyarrhythmias and especially stressing the possibilities of inducement and termination using TEAS. The next aim of this research is to test role of transesophageal ECG as in arrhythmias so in the coronary heart disease as well, especially with purpose of discovering AMI and ischemia being located in the posterior left ventricle wall. Area particularly we are attracted to is transesophageal echocardiography. We will examine its role in discovering and grading coronary artery disease finding left ventricle contractility disorders during by TEAS induced ischemia.


  1. Name of institution: Interna klinika Medicinskog fakulteta Sveučilišta Bari - Italija
    Type of institution: Economical/Production
    City: Bari, Italija

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