ecgAVG is a software module available within IOX2 software, or as a standalone module, to acquire and analyze average ECG beats. This module is particularly recommended and well suited to analyze rodents ECG recordings acquired with the ecgTUNNEL device.
Snapshot Electrocardiogram recordings in conscious unanesthetized rodents are very useful for longitudinal studies, where the subjects are studied on successive experiment days, or when subjects are particularly fragile and cannot tolerate surgery or anaesthesia.
However, as subject is conscious, recorded data are typically variable in quality, and real time beat to beat analysis is generally not optimized.
Averaging ECG beats is a method that can drastically improve signal quality and facilitate further intervals analysis. Indeed, the ecgAVG module provides the ability to manually select time zones where signal quality is good enough for beats detection, averaging and analysis.
Though ecgAVG module has been designed for rodents ECGs and the ecgTUNNEL device, it might be used to analyze the ECG of any specy.
ecgAVG module allows:
Automatic detection of RR intervals from selected zone of ECG, amplitudes, QT correction etc.
Automatic computation of average ECG shape, from defined time period or beat numbers.
Manual placement of marks on average beat if required
It offers comprehensive reports combining parameters and shapes evolution at different time points.
ecgAVG module is available from IOX2 software, which contains a library of application-specific analysis modules.