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Computerized Arrhythmia Analysis of the Holter Recordings

  • Ph. Coumel
  • J. F. Leclercq
  • P. Attuel
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Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 37)

Abstract

Computerized analysis of the Holter recordings (ATREC system) identifies only the QRS complexes, thus introducing a limitation in the diagnosis. The formulation of the results cannot use the classical terminology of ECG diagnosis. Despite this limitation, the possibilities of the analysis are large. The computer classifies the QRS complexes as either narrow or wide. The QRSs are analyzed for prematurity, regularity, bradycardia, pauses, transient or continuous tachycardia, and fibrillation. The premature beats are classed by their coupling interval, their distribution in bi- or trigeminy, doublets, or salvos, and the number per hour. The system gives a trend of the mean, and the 16-beat minimum and maximum heart rate. The aim of the computerized analysis is not only to detect the arrhythmias, but also to approach their mechanism, their relationships with the autonomic nervous system and to evaluate the therapeutic results.

Keywords

Ventricular Tachycardia Ventricular Response Ventricular Extrasystole Sympathetic Drive Holter Recording 
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© ECSC, EEC, EAEC, Brussels-Luxembourg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ph. Coumel
    • 1
  • J. F. Leclercq
    • 1
  • P. Attuel
    • 1
  1. 1.Hopital LariboisièreParisFrance

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