Posts Tagged ‘ECG’

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September 15th, 2014

No Endorsement for Routine ECG Screening of Young People

In a new scientific statement the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology do not recommend the routine initial use of ECGs to screen young people for underlying congenital or genetic heart disease. More aggressive screening for heart disease in young people is often advocated in response to pressure resulting from the rare but […]


January 7th, 2014

Is It Time to Sunset the Holter Monitor?

Paddy M. Barrett discusses his research group’s study comparing 24-hour Holter monitoring with the Zio Patch 14-day single-lead ECG device.


September 3rd, 2013

For CRT, Let ECG — Not Echo — Be Your Guide

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Clyde Yancy, coauthor of the NEJM editorial about the EchoCRT Study Group’s randomized trial of echocardiography-guided CRT, provides further insights about the findings.


September 3rd, 2013

Study Fails to Support Broader Patient Population for Cardiac-Resynchronization Therapy

A new study from the Echo-CRT study group shows that CRT is not beneficial in patients with HF and a narrow QRS complex and may even be harmful.


March 4th, 2013

New Insights on Early Repolarization

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A new analysis of more than 5000 CARDIA study participants explores whether the early repolarization ECG pattern has multiple phenotypes.


September 6th, 2012

Unrecognized MI: More Prevalent and Dangerous Than Previously Suspected

Unrecognized myocardial infarction is more prevalent, and is associated with a worse prognosis, than may be generally understood.


July 30th, 2012

USPSTF Maintains Recommendation Against ECG Screening of Asymptomatic, Low-Risk Adults

The  U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has reaffirmed its 2004 recommendation against ECG screening for asymptomatic adults who are already at low risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). The task force also concluded that there was insufficient evidence to assess the risks and benefits of ECG screening in asymptomatic people at intermediate or high risk for […]


July 18th, 2012

Lessons from EKG Class

Dr. Westby Fisher shares his experiences in an EKG class for residents and asks how young doctors can pay so much for their education but know so little about basic skills like the EKG.


May 2nd, 2012

Half the News That’s Fit To Print: NY Times on ECG Screening for Student Athletes

A “dizzy” New York Times article exploring whether to screen young athletes for heart risk leaves out relevant research and exaggerates some pretty important numbers.


April 18th, 2012

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: Week of April 16th

This week’s topics include an “awful question” about statin therapy, coronary computed tomographic angiography in the ED, vorapraxar for secondary prevention, and stent wars.