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Can the heartscan be used for diagnosis and monitoring of emergencies in general practice?

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INTRODUCTION: Mostly, it is impossible to establish the type of arrhythmias, based on signs and symptoms only. An ECG device is not always within reach. We presumed the heartscan, a handheld wireless device, to be of value to a GP in emergency situations. We therefore studied inter- and intra-observer variability and the accuracy of the screen readings. METHODS: All consecutive patients visiting the emergency department (ED) of the Gasthuisberg University Hospital in Leuven, Belgium, as well...

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10.2143/AC.67.5.2174126

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Journal:
Acta cardiologica
Volume:
67
Issue:
5
Pages:
525-531
Publication date:
2012-10-01
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EISSN:
1784-973X
ISSN:
0001-5385
Source identifiers:
489988

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