Herbert J. Semler, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Lee E. Kuhn; Laurel D. Smith
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Paroxysmal arrhythmias frequently remain undiagnosed because of their brief duration and the difficulty in securing an ECG during an attack. To overcome these obstacles, a simple and practical telemetry system was developed for a patient to immediately transmit his own ECG at any time from remote locations to a central receiver. The patient places a small, portable ECG sensor over his sternum, and ECG signals are obtained within 3 sec. No skin preparation, electrode paste, or limb electrodes are necessary. The ECG is instantly transmitted by telephone to a receiver located in the coronary care unit. The waveform is observed
Semler HJ, Kuhn LE, Smith LD. Rapid Diagnosis of Transient Arrhythmias with Stat-Telemetry.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:868. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-868_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):868.
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