Objective The aim of this study is to correlate the ECG findings with symptoms of palpitations using a novel multi-lead mobile phone ECG.
Methods A total of 39 consecutive patients with symptoms of palpitations were enrolled for a period of 3–6 months. Standard 12 lead baseline ECGs were performed and patients were divided into 4 main categories of ventricular conduction defects; 1) sinus tachycardia, 2) supraventricular tachycardia, 3) ventricular ectopics and 4) non-sustained ventricular tachycardia. Patients were each given a mobile phone ECG (EPI Life) to record their ECGs during symptoms. ECG recordings were correlated with symptoms including palpitations.
Results Of the 130 ECG recordings assessed, 33% showed sinus tachycardia, 25% supraventricular tachycardia, 41% ventricular ectopics and 1% non-sustained ventricular tachycardia. All patients were symptomatic during ECG recordings.
Conclusions Mobile phone ECG (EPI Life) is a useful diagnostic tool for early detection of arrhythmias and prevention of morbidities and mortalities.
- EPI (life)
- ventricular conduction defects