This is an ECG based tool used to assess an individual’s risk of SCD. Work at the University of Leicester has determined ECG based algorithms which can be used to better risk-stratify patients for developing ventricular arrhythmia and hence their risk of SCD. These algorithms incorporate 2 key parameters:
These algorithms are patent protected and have been shown to improve by 60% the ability to predict patients at risk of SCD and hence requiring an ICD. Further, LifeMap is relatively inexpensive compared to current methodologies and has the potential for development into an assessment tool for use in the general population.