Can we trust our ECG machines?

Br J Cardiol 2014;21:62–3 4 Comments
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The article on pages 47–8, by Drs Derek Rowlands and Philip Moore, highlights the importance of maintaining our clinical skills at electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation. The authors touch upon the unsatisfactory reliance on computer analyses. The frequent inaccuracy of computer-generated ECG interpretation is well recognised, yet how many of us in primary care, still fall back on this? The machine diagnostics can so easily mislead us. Always check it yourself, and consider your findings in conjunction with the clinical presentation.

Today, we’re doing a confidence test …

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