Posts Tagged ‘electrocardiography’

What Is an ECG?

A Healthy Heartbeat The heart is a beating muscle that pumps oxygen and nutrient rich blood throughout the body. Each beat is stimulated by electrical signals that pass through the heart muscle, or myocardium. Performing an ECG or EKG In order to examine the function of the heart, a doctor may perform a test called [...]

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Effects of Carvedilol Therapy on QT-Interval Dispersion in Congestive Heart Failure

In cases of chronic congestive heart failure, QT-interval dispersion is a strong predictor of death. Carvedilol therapy appears to decrease QT-interval dispersion. We investigated whether carvedilol reduces QT-interval dispersion in congestive heart failure and whether this pharmaceutical agent has additional effects on elderly patients. Congestive heart failure (CHF) is increasingly common and entails a high [...]

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Myocardial Infarction Redefined—A Consensus Document of The Joint European Society of Cardiology/American College of Cardiology Committee for the Redefinition of Myocardial Infarction

ALPERT AND THYGESEN, ET AL., MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION REDEFINED JACC Vol. 36, No. 3, September 2000:959–69 Bibliography Pathology 1. Bardales RH, Hailey LS, Xie SS, Schaefer RF, Hsu S-U. In situ apoptosis assay for the detection of early acute myocardial infarction. Am J Pathol 1996;149:821—9. 2. Buja LM. Modulation of the myocardial response to injury. Lab [...]

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