Comparison of the five-electrode-derived EASI electrocardiogram to the Mason Likar electrocardiogram in the prehospital setting.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study compared the 5-electrode-derived EASI electrocardiogram (ECG) with the conventional Mason-Likar ECG in 200 consecutive patients with chest pain transported to 3 hospitals by 2 different emergency medical services. No significant differences were observed between the 2 systems for the detection of relevant electrocardiographic abnormalities. A questionnaire administered to participating emergency medical personnel revealed a high degree of acceptability of the EASI ECG, with some participants commenting that the sternal and mid-axillary locations of the EASI electrodes made them easier to apply, especially to women, than conventional precordial electrodes.

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Cited Authors

  • Feldman, CL; Milstein, SZ; Neubecker, D; Underhill, BK; Moyer, E; Glumm, S; Womble, M; Auer, J; Maynard, C; Serra, RK; Wagner, GS

Published Date

  • August 1, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 96 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 453 - 456

PubMed ID

  • 16054482

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjcard.2005.03.100


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States