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A unit of electric potential equal to one millionth (10-6) of a volt.


(Units) one millionth of a volt


(ˈmaɪ krəˌvoʊlt)

a unit of electromotive force or potential difference equal to one millionth of a volt.
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Noun1.microvolt - a unit of potential equal to one millionth of a voltmicrovolt - a unit of potential equal to one millionth of a volt
potential unit - a measure of the potential energy of a unit charge at a given point in a circuit relative to a reference point (ground)
V, volt - a unit of potential equal to the potential difference between two points on a conductor carrying a current of 1 ampere when the power dissipated between the two points is 1 watt; equivalent to the potential difference across a resistance of 1 ohm when 1 ampere of current flows through it
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Subsequently, it was demonstrated that variation of magnitude and/or shape of T-wave in the microvolt domain involves the same arrhythmic risk as do macroscopic alternans.
The FDA-approved test measures a change from one heartbeat to the next on a microvolt level--far too subtle to be detected by a standard electrocardiogram.
The results of this study further demonstrate the predictive power of our Microvolt T-Wave Alternans technology" said David Chazanovitz, president andCEO of Cambridge Heart, "We would anticipate that both physicians and payers would view these study results as a demonstration of the important role MTWA testing can play in both increasing the effectiveness of ICD therapy and controlling costs.
Ordinary keys contain combinations of metals (for example, brass or bronze with platinum) which may develop a thermal emf of one or more microvolts under usual working conditions.
Nasdaq: CAMH) today announced the Alternans Before Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ABCD) trial, a cooperative study on the accuracy of Microvolt T-wave Alternans to identify certain candidates for implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy.
The Company's products incorporate proprietary Microvolt T-Wave Alternans([TM]) (MTWA) measurement technologies, including the patented Analytic Spectral Method([R]) and ultrasensitive disposable electrode sensors.
The Hi-Res electrodes' unique multi-segmented design makes feasible the routine measurement of T-wave alternans down to the microvolt level by using adaptive noise canceling techniques, resulting in more accurate ECG readings by significantly reducing motion and muscle artifact.
Microvolt T-Wave Alternans is a marker of SCA risk which is measured during a non-invasive treadmill test.