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Diagnostic conclusions from the EASI-derived 12-lead electrocardiogram as compared with the standard 12-lead electrocardiogram in children.

Welinder, Annika LU ; Feild, Dirk Q ; Liebman, Jerome ; Maynard, Charles ; Wagner, Galen S ; Wettrell, Göran GWE LU and Pahlm, Olle LU (2006) In American Heart Journal 151(5). p.1059-1064
Abstract
Background Fewer electrodes on more easily located places would facilitate electrocardiogram (ECG) recording. To investigate the possibility of simplifying ECG recording in children, we compared the diagnostic conclusions when interpreting standard versus EASI-derived 12-lead ECGs. Our hypothesis was that the variation of the interpretation of standard versus EASI-derived 12-lead ECGs was not greater than the intrareader variation of the interpretation of standard ECGs. Methods The study included 221 children. The 2 lead systems were recorded simultaneously. Two experienced pediatric cardiologists interpreted the ECGs. First, the reader interpreted a set of 221 ECGs with randomly allocated standard and EASI-derived 12-lead ECGs. Next, the... (More)
Background Fewer electrodes on more easily located places would facilitate electrocardiogram (ECG) recording. To investigate the possibility of simplifying ECG recording in children, we compared the diagnostic conclusions when interpreting standard versus EASI-derived 12-lead ECGs. Our hypothesis was that the variation of the interpretation of standard versus EASI-derived 12-lead ECGs was not greater than the intrareader variation of the interpretation of standard ECGs. Methods The study included 221 children. The 2 lead systems were recorded simultaneously. Two experienced pediatric cardiologists interpreted the ECGs. First, the reader interpreted a set of 221 ECGs with randomly allocated standard and EASI-derived 12-lead ECGs. Next, the reader interpreted the complementary ECG set without having access to the first set. Finally, the reader reinterpreted the standard ECGs from 98 children. Results The variation of the interpretation of standard versus EASI-derived 12-lead ECGs was only slightly larger than the intrareader variation of the interpretation of standard ECGs. Conclusions For most of the electrocardiographic diagnoses, the conclusions from EASI-derived 12-lead ECGs were similar to those from standard ECGs. These findings support the suggestion that the EASI lead system is a potential alternative to the standard ECG in children. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Background Fewer electrodes on more easily located places would facilitate electrocardiogram (ECG) recording. To investigate the possibility of simplifying ECG recording in children, we compared the diagnostic conclusions when interpreting standard versus EASI-derived 12-lead ECGs. Our hypothesis was that the variation of the interpretation of standard versus EASI-derived 12-lead ECGs was not greater than the intrareader variation of the interpretation of standard ECGs. Methods The study included 221 children. The 2 lead systems were recorded simultaneously. Two experienced pediatric cardiologists interpreted the ECGs. First, the reader interpreted a set of 221 ECGs with randomly allocated standard and EASI-derived 12-lead ECGs. Next, the reader interpreted the complementary ECG set without having access to the first set. Finally, the reader reinterpreted the standard ECGs from 98 children. Results The variation of the interpretation of standard versus EASI-derived 12-lead ECGs was only slightly larger than the intrareader variation of the interpretation of standard ECGs. Conclusions For most of the electrocardiographic diagnoses, the conclusions from EASI-derived 12-lead ECGs were similar to those from standard ECGs. These findings support the suggestion that the EASI lead system is a potential alternative to the standard ECG in children.},
  author       = {Welinder, Annika and Feild, Dirk Q and Liebman, Jerome and Maynard, Charles and Wagner, Galen S and Wettrell, Göran GWE and Pahlm, Olle},
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  language     = {eng},
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  pages        = {1059--1064},
  publisher    = {Mosby},
  series       = {American Heart Journal},
  title        = {Diagnostic conclusions from the EASI-derived 12-lead electrocardiogram as compared with the standard 12-lead electrocardiogram in children.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2005.05.027},
  doi          = {10.1016/j.ahj.2005.05.027},
  volume       = {151},
  year         = {2006},
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