Recommendations for the standardization and interpretation of the electrocardiogram. Part I: The electrocardiogram and its technology. A scientific statement from the American Heart Association Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias Committee, Council on Clinical Cardiology; the American College of Cardiology Foundation; and the Heart Rhythm Society.

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This statement examines the relation of the resting ECG to its technology. Its purpose is to foster understanding of how the modern ECG is derived and displayed and to establish standards that will improve the accuracy and usefulness of the ECG in practice. Derivation of representative waveforms and measurements based on global intervals are described. Special emphasis is placed on digital signal acquisition and computer-based signal processing, which provide automated measurements that lead to computer-generated diagnostic statements. Lead placement, recording methods, and waveform presentation are reviewed. Throughout the statement, recommendations for ECG standards are placed in context of the clinical implications of evolving ECG technology.

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Cited Authors

  • Kligfield, P; Gettes, LS; Bailey, JJ; Childers, R; Deal, BJ; Hancock, EW; van Herpen, G; Kors, JA; Macfarlane, P; Mirvis, DM; Pahlm, O; Rautaharju, P; Wagner, GS; American Heart Association Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias Committee, Council on Clinical Cardiology, ; American College of Cardiology Foundation, ; Heart Rhythm Society,

Published Date

  • March 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 394 - 412

PubMed ID

  • 17341413

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17341413

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1556-3871

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1547-5271

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.hrthm.2007.01.027

Language

  • eng