Remote Electrocardiographic in Acute Myocardial Monitoring Infarction: Integration Into the Overall System of Coronary Care

Harold G. Danford, David A. Danford, John E. Mielke, Thomas A. Ryan, Lowell F. Peterson

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Abstract

A system of continuous remote electrocardiographic monitoring, from four small hospitals to a central hospital coronary care unit, was applied to 130 patients with confirmed acute myocardial infarctions. The mortality survey of 19 months& experience with this system revealed a hospital mortality of 27%. An analysis of 149 consecutive myocardial infarctions in the same hospitals prior to the initiation of remote monitoring of the electrocardiogram showed a hospital mortality of 38%. Thirty-nine patients with myocardial infarctions who were treated concurrently with the monitored patients, but without remote monitoring, had a mortality of 44%. The two coronary care units, from which remote monitoring and medical support were provided, treated 516 cases of acute myocardial infarction during a similar interval, with a hospital mortality of 19%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)998-1001
Number of pages4
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume223
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 26 1973

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  • Medicine(all)

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