Title

Evaluation of Guidelines for the Use of Telemetry in the Non-Intensive-Care Setting.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-2000

Abstract

To determine if the American College of Cardiology (ACC) cardiac monitoring guidelines accurately stratify patients according to their risks for developing clinically significant arrhythmias in non-intensive-care settings, we conducted a prospective cohort study of 2,240 consecutive patients admitted to a non-intensive-care telemetry unit over 7 months. Sixty-one percent of patients were assigned to ACC class I (telemetry indicated in most patients), 38% to class II (telemetry indicated in some), and 1% to class III (telemetry not indicated). Arrhythmias were detected in 13.5% of the class I patients, 40.7% of the class II patients, and 12% of the class III patients (p

Volume

15

Issue

1

First Page

51

Last Page

55

ISSN

0884-8734

Disciplines

Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

10632834

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article