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The investigators will evaluate the diagnostic yield of the new AliveCor device versus a 12 lead ECG when used simultaneously to detect cardiac arrhythmia
The investigators are planning to record 250 pre-defined abnormal ECGs (50 each of atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, pre-excitation, ventricular tachycardia, , supraventricular tachycardia) and 150 control ECGs (100 sinus rhythm, 50 sinus tachycardia) using both the AliveCor Smartphone device and a 12-lead ECG. All 400 ECGs will then be read by 3 blinded reporters - a Consultant Electrophysiologist, a Consultant General Cardiologist and a General Practitioner. The output of the AliveCor automatic detection algorithm will also be recorded as a fourth reporter. The screening characteristics of all 4 reporters using the AliveCor device vs the definitive 12 lead ECG will be analysed and compared.
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-07-01T05:25:17-0400
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