One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. While preventing cardiac events through decreasing modifiable risk factors is a top priority, it is critical to offer the best care possible to those patients and families that are experiencing an acute cardiac event, as making the correct diagnosis can be lifesaving.
It all starts with recognizing the symptoms and making the first call in the chain of care.
An electrocardiogram (ECG) is one of the simplest and fastest tests used to evaluation the heart. Because use of ECG monitoring is widespread, it requires every clinician to work toward competence in the efficient and accurate use and evaluation of the ECG.
This article discusses:
• ECGs and Rhythm Data
• ECG Connectivity Workflow