Posted on May 1st, 2013 by Logan Lafferty
An institution-wide, computer-based alert system for irregular heart rhythms identified and characterized patients at risk of death, researchers found. Patients identified by the alert system with a greater than 500 ms corrected interval between the Q and T waves of their ECG cycle had a significantly higher risk of death compared with a QTc interval less than 500 ms (19% versus 5%), reported Michael J. Ackerman, MD, PhD, and colleagues from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
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