EKG


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EKG:

see electrocardiographyelectrocardiography
, science of recording and interpreting the electrical activity that precedes and is a measure of the action of heart muscles. Since 1887, when Augustus Waller demonstrated the possibility of measuring such action, physicians and physiologists have recorded
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EKG

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Researchers then tested the AI on normal-rhythm EKGs from a group of 36,280 patients, of whom 3,051 were known to have atrial fibrillation.
Paul Friedman, senior author and chair of the Midwest Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic, and colleagues used Mayo Clinic digital data, 625,326 paired EKG and transthoracic echocardiograms, to identify the study's population.
He points out that 'doctors should understand the initial changes (in a patient's EKG reading) and how it can progress to more serious cardiac abnormalities.'
The addition of imaging helps diagnose CAD in situations where an EKG alone is less likely to be accurate; for example, in patients who take digoxin, and in women.
"EKG was indicated in 91% of these patients according to institutional criteria, and in 97% of patients per NICE criteria," said Dr.
On Thursday, (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-21/apple-is-said-to-develop-ekg-heart-monitor-for-future-watch) Bloomberg reported that the Cupertino giant is currently testing the use of Apple Watch as an EKG. The publication indicated that internal prototypes for a future model are being tested at present, so it's safe to assume that Apple could be doing this with the Apple Watch Series 4 in mind. 
When SmartRhythm detects that heart rate and activity are out of sync, the device notifies users to capture an EKG with KardiaBand, or with KardiaMobile, its popular, portable EKG reader.
If the watch's native heart rate monitor detects an abnormality, KardiaBand's app will prompt the user to take an EKG reading.
Although the book, overall, is easy to follow and organized by chapter in a simple-to-complex approach, it includes many pages that are somewhat busy-looking, with figures, lists, tables, and EKG tracings; however, these are easily understandable.
An EKG was repeated one month later afterresolutionofhis sepsis(Figure2).
There are many resources for critical care nurses to learn how to interpret 12-lead electrocardiograms (EKG), and Goldsworthy seeks a middle ground between flash cards and dense tomes.
AFTER COMPLAINING OF CHEST PAIN, a 37-year-old man underwent an electrocardiogram (EKG) examination.