ECG DISPERSION MAPPING: ABILITY TO PREDICT THE PATIENTS' PROGNOSIS (REVIEW)
ECG dispersion mapping (DM) refers to new technologies for the production and analysis of the electric field of the heart. The main area of application of the method is screening and selection of groups of patients who need further comprehensive examination. There is limited data on its use to predict mortality. The purpose of this review was to analyze studies on the application of the method for the prediction of mortality in patients hospitalized due to emergency conditions. We searched PubMed (MEDLINE) database and e-library by search words "dispersion ECG mapping" and their translation into English. Selected articles evaluating the results of DM ECG in a prospective study of mortality. A total of 342 articles were selected according to the search criteria. At the initial selection stages, 337 were excluded. Five full-text articles have been reviewed for inclusion, four have been accepted and included in this review. DM ECG Index "Myocardium" can be used as a predictor for short-term prognosis of inpatient mortality. For the medium-term prognosis combination of the index "Myocardium" and the age of the patient is more important. Further studies are needed to clarify the value of DM ECG for long-term prognosis.