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Robin R. Hemphill, MD, MPH; September 2013
Admitted to the hospital after hours, a patient with a history of type A aortic dissection had his CT scan read as "no acute changes." However, the CT scan had been compared to a text report of a previous scan, rather than the images. The patient died several hours later, and autopsy revealed the dissection had progressed and ruptured.
Journal Article > Commentary
Latency of ECG displays of hospital telemetry systems: a science advisory from the American Heart Association.
Turakhia MP, Estes NA 3rd, Drew BJ, et al; Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias Committee of the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology and Council on Cardiovascular Nursing. Circulation. 2012;126:1665-1669.
This commentary details how the delay of electrocardiogram data distributed via wireless telemetry systems can affect patient safety and provides recommendations to prevent and mitigate such delays.