APPLICATION OF HIGH SPEED ANALYSIS OF AMBULATORY ELECTROCARDIOGRAMS.

G. Charles Oliver, Robert E. Kleiger, Ronald J. Krone, Thomas F. Martin, J. Philip Miller, Floyd M. Nolle, Jerome R. Cox

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Abstract

Computer analysis at high speed of ambulatory electrocardiograms is at present a reality and has led to a number of important observations in patients recovering from myocardial infarction. Preliminary studies show that people who recover from myocardial infarction are heterogeneous in respect to ventricular arrhythmias with some having almost none and others very high frequencies of premature ventricular contractions (PVCs). Preliminary observations also suggest a relationship between a continued high level of PVC rates during the first three months following myocardial infarction and the subsequent occurrence of sudden death. Argus/H has been used to evaluate the antiarrhythmic effects of several commonly used drugs. From this study emerges the disquieting finding that these drugs may aggravate as well as improve arrhythmias in certain patients. Finally, correlations between absolute PVC rates and other manifestations of ventricular instability such as ventricular tachycardia have been documented in an outpatient population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages43-46
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974
EventComput in Cardiol, Conf, Proc - Bethesda, Md
Duration: Oct 2 1974Oct 4 1974

Conference

ConferenceComput in Cardiol, Conf, Proc
CityBethesda, Md
Period10/2/7410/4/74

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