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ERIC Number: ED118394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Computers in Cardiology.
Feldman, Charles L.
The utilization of computers in the interpretation of electrocardiograms (EKG's) and vectorcardiograms is the subject of this report. A basic introduction into the operations of the electrocardiograms and vectorcardiograms is provided via an illustrated text. A historical development of the EKG starts with the 1950's with the first attempts to use computers in their interpretation. Programs intended for this purpose are described, with attributes and weaknesses of each mentioned. The current status of computer interpretation is evaluated as being generally more reliable than human interpretive methods. Another important use of the computer in patient monitoring is also described. Again, in the area of electrocardiography, the computer can detect ventricular fibrillation, an interruption of the heart's electrical stability. The computer has proven to be very effective in the detection of preliminary symptoms of ventricular fibrillation, thus lessening the demand on medical personnel to constantly monitor patients. (CP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education (Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado, June 16-19, 1975); figure 2 (Typical EKG) in the original document is copyrighted and not available; Photographic materials may reproduce marginally