Items Tagged ‘alert system’

May 1, 2013

ECG Alarm Alerts Docs to Silent Killer

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

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 […]

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