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Clinical and research medicine: Pace and Cardiac Electrophysiology
e0566 Correlation of ECG findings with symptoms of palpitations using Novel Multi-lead Mobile Phone ECG
  1. Michael CL Lim
  1. Singapore Medical Specialists Centre

Abstract

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.

  • ECG
  • EPI (life)
  • arrhythmias
  • ventricular conduction defects

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