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Development of a serial comparison program for conduction defects, acute myocardial infarction, and the use of additional leads.
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PMID:  21168003     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Serial comparison of electrocardiograms (ECGs) is a useful tool in clinical diagnostic ECG and an enhancement to computer ECG analysis. When an analysis algorithm is modified, the corresponding serial comparison program needs to be updated accordingly. The new Philips diagnostic algorithm increased the number of leads in the ECG from the traditional 12 leads to 16, making it possible to diagnose right ventricular infarct/injury based on right-sided lead V4R. To keep pace with the widespread reperfusion therapy for acute myocardial infarct, the serial comparison program was revised to recognize the rapid ECG changes in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarct following successful reperfusion therapies. The serial comparison program was also enhanced to split "combined" statements in the category of ventricular conduction delay (includes incomplete ventricular conduction delay and bundle-branch blocks) and compare each of the statements separately.
Mario Ariet; Daniel C DeLuca; Richard E Gregg; Sophia H Zhou; Joseph C Greenfield
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of electrocardiology     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1532-8430     ISO Abbreviation:  J Electrocardiol     Publication Date:    2011 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0153605     Medline TA:  J Electrocardiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.
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