ECG Telemetry

  • K. Bachmann
Conference paper


Today four methods are available for laboratory remote recording of the ECG. Due to the difficulties involved in bringing patients to the laboratory, as early as 1906 Einthoven developed a phone transmission apparatus, the Telecardiogramme, in order to record ECG with a string galvanometer at a distance form the hospital [7]. Radiotransmission of the ECG was the next step introduced by Holter before he started to “uninvent” the radio link by recording with the Elektrocardiocorder on tape [8–10]. Holter monitoring is now commonly in use and has become the number one method in use for ambulatory monitoring. Furthermore solid state recording facilitates intermittent storage-telemetry of ECG-derived information such as heart rate and arrhythmia (Fig. 1).


Tape Recording Exercise Stress Testing Holter Monitoring Myocardial Oxygen Demand Ambulatory Monitoring 
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