Evaluation of Guidelines for the Use of Telemetry in the Non-Intensive-Care Setting.
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
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Estrada, C. A., Rosman, H. S., Prasad, N. K., Battilana, G., Alexander, M., Held, A. C., & Young, M. J. (2000). Evaluation of guidelines for the use of telemetry in the non-intensive-care setting. Journal Of General Internal Medicine, 15(1), 51-55.
Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty