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Practice Standards for ECG Monitoring in Hospital Settings: Executive Summary and Guide for Implementation

  • Author(s): Drew, BJ
  • Funk, M
  • et al.

Current goals of hospital ECG monitoring are to diagnose cardiac arrhythmias, acute myocardial ischemia, and drug-induced prolonged QT interval. Recently, experts in the field of electrocardiology and cardiac monitoring convened to develop a practice standard for hospital ECG monitoring. This executive summary reviews key elements of the practice standard and answers questions that often arise when clinicians try to implement them. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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