Find out how electrocuting chickens (1775), getting laboratory assistants to put their hands in buckets of saline (1887), taking the ECG of a horses and then observing their open heart surgey (1912), induction of indiscriminate angina attacks (1931), and hypothermic dogs (1953) have helped to improve our understanding of the ECG as a clinical tool. And why is the ECG labelled PQRST (1895)?
Doctors shouldn't routinely perform electrocardiograms on patients at low risk for heart disease, an influential federal panel is recommending.
While an ECG test of the heart's electrical activity is safe and inexpensive, the benefits for patients at low risk of heart disease are very low and the results can trigger possibly dangerous, unnecessary follow-up testing and treatment, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Dozens of not-for-profit organizations have formed in the past decade to promote free or low-cost heart screenings for teens. The groups often claim such tests save lives by finding abnormalities that might pose a risk of sudden cardiac death.
But the efforts are raising concerns. There's no evidence that screening adolescents with electrocardiograms prevents deaths.
Wearables help cast the medical test as a talisman of health-care competence.
The fact that the standard ECG is readily available for more than 7 decades in the clinical practice makes it attractive for big data analysis algorithms. Per year hundreds of millions of ECGs are recorded worldwide. These enormous amounts of ECG data are also more and more available in digital format. Based on this vast amount of digital ECG data artificial algorithms are able to detect diseased or potentially diseased hearts just from the ECG...
These results indicate ECG analysis based on DNNs, previously studied in a single-lead setup, generalizes well to 12-lead exams, taking the technology closer to the standard clinical practice.
Those are legitimate concerns, but Dr. Hainline’s original proposal was the right one: We should begin targeted screening of some groups of college athletes — starting with those in sports that recent research indicates pose a high cardiovascular risk, such as basketball and soccer.
The N.C.A.A. is currently developing guidelines for managing sudden cardiac arrest in its athletes. Expected to be released later this year, the guidelines are likely to endorse a standardized questionnaire on medical and family history, more training in CPR and increased access to automatic defibrillators. However, they will almost surely not include EKG screening.
People are notorious for using very bad passwords, so maybe we should be using our heartbeats to unlock our sensitive data instead.
Researchers at Binghamton University in New York have found a way to use a patient's electrocardiograph (ECG or EKG) as the key to access their electronic health records. ECGs measure the heart's electrical activity via a biosensor attached to the skin.
To identify young athletes at risk for sudden cardiac arrest, it’s better to use a questionnaire and electrocardiogram (EKG) than the questionnaire and physical exam recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA).
If a doctor has ever placed electrodes on your skin to record a trace of your heartbeat, you have Willem Einthoven to thank. His invention, the electrocardiogram (ECG), has remained in use for over 100 years, and is still one of the most widely used diagnostic tools in medicine.
The ECG GURU is devoted to providing resources for ECG teachers and their students.
Quickly learn to identify 27 of the most common ECG rhythms or challenge yourself to the 6 second ECG game.
Instructive ECGs in Clinical Context ----Archives, Popular Posts, and an Index of all ECGs are down the right-hand side.
EKG Interpretation Reviews.
This tutorial is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan E. Lindsay, master teacher of electrocardiography, friend, mentor, and colleague. Many of the excellent ECG tracings illustrated in this learning program are from Dr. Lindsay's personal collection of ECG treasures.
This library is a collection of realistic looking recordings which will help improve your ECG skills. Information about the library and the techniques used to reproduce the recordings is available.
Experience takes long to acquire in the field. Good for you, you found “ECG Quiz”. Our philosophy is that the skill and efficiency of electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation comes with practice. We developed this educative module to improve the quality and rapidity of ECG interpretation by physicians, nurses, paramedics, medical and nursing students, among others.
Cardiac rhythm analysis, 12-lead ECG interpretation, resuscitation for EMS.
The Instant ECG iPhone App teaches the basics of electrocardiogram (ECG) electrophysiology, myocardial action potential, associated waveforms, intervals and segments in order to help you develop a framework needed to analyze ECGs.
ECG apps & weekly challenge for those learning and reading Paediatric ECG's.
The following comprehensive guide to paediatric ECG interpretation was produced by Paediatric Emergency Specialists Dr Gary Geelhoed and Dr Barbara King from the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Perth, Western Australia. It is so good that I have reproduced it almost verbatim (with a few extra ECGs from the LITFL archives). Enjoy!