Literature Review: safety of computer interpretation of normal triage electrocardiograms

Emergency Cardiology Literature Review & Updates with Dr. Amal Mattu


A 64-year-old male with PMHx of hypertension and hyperlipidemia presents to the ED with chest pain associated with vomiting and shortness of breath. The patient looks sick. The following ECG is obtained at triage:

Before watching this week’s video, ask yourself these questions:

  1. What is your ECG interpretation?
  2. How reliable are computer interpreted normal ECG’s?