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 (μV) [mi´kro-vōlt]
one millionth (10−6) of a volt.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mi·cro·volt (mcV),

One millionth of a volt.
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(mcV) (mī'krō-vōlt)
One millionth of a volt.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Microvolt T-wave alternans testing has a role in arrhythmia risk stratification.
The fifth sensor was inserted into regions of interest where microvolt fluctuations relative to the reference point were obtained during experimental manipulations.
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The preamplifier is designed to accept signals on the order of microvolts and amplify them on order of 10 to 100 fold.
EEG is a process to measure brain waves of a person, in its conventional method a number of electrodes are placed on scalp; these electrodes detect microvolt level signals coming from brain.
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SAECG is useful for risk stratification of patients at risk of developing life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (5) and has some advantages compared to 12-lead ECG, improving the signal-to-noise ratio of a surface ECG, permitting the identification of low-amplitude (microvolt level) signals at the end of the QRS complex referred to as "late potentials" (5).
In patients with clinically manifest coronary artery disease, clinical parameters such as reduced ventricular function, history of heart failure, frequent ventricular ectopy, inducible ventricular tachycardia on electrophysiologic studies, and abnormal autonomic function tests such as heart rate variability and abnormal microvolt T wave alternans are markers for an increased probability of sudden death (3).
For these measurements, sensors Quantum type QS Delta Devices were used and were connected to Microvolt Integrator type MV2.
However, the results of the recent Microvolt T-Wave Alternans Testing for Risk Stratification of Post-MI Patients (MASTER 1) and Alternans Before Cardioverter Defibrillator (ABCD) trials raise a question as to whether the test merely identifies a population that's relatively sick and therefore at increased risk for all-cause mortality rather than specifically for the arrhythmic sudden cardiac deaths (SCDs) that ICDs are designed to prevent.
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