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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150809
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Identifying Electrocardiographic (ECG) Markers of Sudden Cardiac Death
Abstract:
Identifying Electrocardiographic (ECG) Markers of Sudden Cardiac Death
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Adams, Mary G., RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:The State University of New York at Buffalo
Title:Assistant Professor
Background: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a leading cause of cardiovascular mortality in the United States; however the best combination of variables only yields a predictive sensitivity of 41% for sudden death. Thus, major efforts are needed to improve accurate identification of these patients. Noninvasive electrocardiography (ECG) offers a wide spectrum of techniques capturing the various mechanisms leading to arrhythmogenic conditions; likely the precursor to sudden cardiac death. The low cost, noninvasive nature and universal accessibility of the ECG makes it an attractive screening test for SCD. Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to evaluate various ECG measurements currently available to assist nurses to better identify patients at risk for SCD. Standard 12-lead high-resolution (1000Hz sampling) ECG recordings will be presented. Baseline rates and rhythms will be identified in addition to electrocardiographic abnormalities including bundle branch blocks or intraventricular conduction defects, ST segment deviation (depression or elevation), premature ventricular contractions, electronically paced rhythms, etc. Further measurements including QRS duration, QTc duration and T-wave alternans will also be interpreted. Research methodological issues for translational evidence based practice will be addressed. For example, attendees will learn the best strategies to make such measurements both manually and with computer assistance (i.e., trending) in the acute care setting. Accurate interpretation of specific ECG measurements may improve noninvasive risk stratification of sudden cardiac death.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIdentifying Electrocardiographic (ECG) Markers of Sudden Cardiac Deathen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150809-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Identifying Electrocardiographic (ECG) Markers of Sudden Cardiac Death</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Adams, Mary G., RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The State University of New York at Buffalo</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mgadams@buffalo.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a leading cause of cardiovascular mortality in the United States; however the best combination of variables only yields a predictive sensitivity of 41% for sudden death. Thus, major efforts are needed to improve accurate identification of these patients. Noninvasive electrocardiography (ECG) offers a wide spectrum of techniques capturing the various mechanisms leading to arrhythmogenic conditions; likely the precursor to sudden cardiac death. The low cost, noninvasive nature and universal accessibility of the ECG makes it an attractive screening test for SCD. Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to evaluate various ECG measurements currently available to assist nurses to better identify patients at risk for SCD. Standard 12-lead high-resolution (1000Hz sampling) ECG recordings will be presented. Baseline rates and rhythms will be identified in addition to electrocardiographic abnormalities including bundle branch blocks or intraventricular conduction defects, ST segment deviation (depression or elevation), premature ventricular contractions, electronically paced rhythms, etc. Further measurements including QRS duration, QTc duration and T-wave alternans will also be interpreted. Research methodological issues for translational evidence based practice will be addressed. For example, attendees will learn the best strategies to make such measurements both manually and with computer assistance (i.e., trending) in the acute care setting. Accurate interpretation of specific ECG measurements may improve noninvasive risk stratification of sudden cardiac death.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:43:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:43:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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