MD vs Machine: 2 ECG Challenges

August 7, 2020
Brady Pregerson, MD

Computer-interpreted ECGs are part of SOP -- but the interpretation still needs confirmatin. See if your ECG read matches the machine in 2 cases from the ED.

Computerized interpretation of the electrocardiogram (CIE) was introduced to improve correct ECG interpretation, facilitate healthcare decision making, and potentially reduce costs. CIE is used worldwide but CIE over-reading/confirmation by an experienced ECG reader is essential and widely recommended in the literature. Two cases of CIE in the emergency department follow in a short MD vs Machine challenge.