ANMCO/AIIC/SIT Consensus Information Document: definition, precision, and suitability of electrocardiographic signals of electrocardiographs, ergometry, Holter electrocardiogram, telemetry, and bedside monitoring systems

Michele Massimo Gulizia, Giancarlo Casolo, Guerrino Zuin, Loredana Morichelli, Giovanni Calcagnini, Vincenzo Ventimiglia, Federica Censi, Pasquale Caldarola, Giancarmine Russo, Lorenzo Leogrande, Gian Franco Gensini

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Abstract

The electrocardiogram (ECG) signal can be derived from different sources. These include systems for surface ECG, Holter monitoring, ergometric stress tests, and telemetry systems and bedside monitoring of vital parameters, which are useful for rhythm and ST-segment analysis and ECG screening of electrical sudden cardiac death predictors. A precise ECG diagnosis is based upon correct recording, elaboration, and presentation of the signal. Several sources of artefacts and potential external causes may influence the quality of the original ECG waveforms. Other factors that may affect the quality of the information presented depend upon the technical solutions employed to improve the signal. The choice of the instrumentations and solutions used to offer a high-quality ECG signal are, therefore, of paramount importance. Some requirements are reported in detail in scientific statements and recommendations. The aim of this consensus document is to give scientific reference for the choice of systems able to offer high quality ECG signal acquisition, processing, and presentation suitable for clinical use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)D190-D211
JournalEuropean Heart Journal, Supplement
Volume19
Issue numberSuppl D
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2017

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