Can a computer diagnosis of “Normal ECG” be trusted?

  • D. Mulcahy
  • R. Mulcahy
  • B. Reardon
  • I. Graham
Article

Summary

A computerised system which can reliably identify normal tracings would substantially improve the ease and efficiency of electrocardiographic reporting. Normal tracings with a report can be given directly to the patient without the delay of reporting and the expense of postage and delivery.

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© Springer 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Mulcahy
    • 1
  • R. Mulcahy
    • 1
  • B. Reardon
    • 1
  • I. Graham
    • 1
  1. 1.The Cardiac Departments of St. Vincent’s Hospital, and of the Adelaide and Meath Hospitals, and the Department of Computer ScienceUniversity CollegeDublin

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