Effectiveness of electrocardiogram interpretation programs in the ambulance setting

Elaine Clark*, M. Sejersten, P. Clemmensen, P. W. Macfarlane

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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    Abstrakt

    This study assessed the effectiveness of automated ECG reporting in patients with acute chest pain of suspected cardiac origin being transported to hospital by ambulance in one region of Denmark. Prehospital 12 lead ECGs were transmitted to the attending cardiologist. If a diagnosis of ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) were made, the patient was taken to an interventional centre. 200 randomly selected ECGs collected by the University of Copenhagen, were made available for a pilot study. The ECG report from the LIFEPAK 12 and by the Glasgow program was compared with the hospital discharge diagnosis. The sensitivity and specificity for a report of STEMI was 73% and 93% for the LP12 and 78% and 94% for Glasgow. Corresponding data for the attending cardiologist was 81% and 92%. There was no significant difference in sensitivity or specificity between the cardiologist's decision and the automated report.

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelComputers in Cardiology 2009, CinC 2009
    Sider117-120
    Antal sider4
    StatusUdgivet - 1 dec. 2009
    Begivenhed36th Annual Conference of Computers in Cardiology, CinC 2009 - Park City, UT, USA
    Varighed: 13 sep. 200916 sep. 2009

    Publikationsserier

    NavnComputers in Cardiology
    Vol/bind36
    ISSN (Trykt)0276-6574

    Konference

    Konference36th Annual Conference of Computers in Cardiology, CinC 2009
    Land/OmrådeUSA
    ByPark City, UT
    Periode13/09/0916/09/09

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