WILLIAM FOX, M.D.; DAVID J. KACZKOWSKI, R.C.T.
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To the editor: We write to address the issue of computerized analysis of Holter monitor tapes as discussed by Morganroth (1). We believe strongly, and our experience reinforces our belief, that these computerized systems pose a great danger to patient care that is based on their analysis of Holter tapes. All manufacturers claim high accuracy for their detection devices, and this claim is often taken as truth, with the result that much computer-generated data are not checked. We fully agree with Morganroth that all systems should undergo rigorous quality control, using manually analyzed tapes with known data. Is this not
FOX W, KACZKOWSKI DJ. Computerized Analysis of Holter Monitor Tapes. Ann Intern Med. ;102:716–717. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-5-716_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(5):716-717.
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