Journal of Clinical Monitoring

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 132–138 | Cite as

Electrocardiographic monitoring: An overview

  • Phillip T. Weinfurt


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 words

Monitoring: electrocardiography Measurementtechniques: electrocardiography 


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© Little, Brown and Company 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Phillip T. Weinfurt
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  1. 1.Marquette Electronics, IncMilwaukee

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