Electrocardiographic monitoring: An overview
This article presents an overview of the key principles and methods underlying modern electrocardiographc (ECG) monitoring. Multilead processing, improved noise reduction techniques, and automatic lead-fail detection substantially enhance the reliability of ECG monitoring today. Computerized ECG signal processing provides reliable automatic arrhythmia detection, based on sophisticated waveform recognition and classification schemes. State-of-the-art ECG monitors carry out automatic ST segment analysis. They also detect and process pacemaker signals. A variety of signalprocessing methods arc described.
Key wordsMonitoring: electrocardiography Measurementtechniques: electrocardiography
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