Researchers have identified five new genes with variants associated with lengthened QRS duration. This research is a meaningful step forward in the quest for improved diagnosis of genetic heart conditions.
A brief case vignette showcases the clinical setting in which this increasingly popular strain-based heart imaging technique may have its greatest diagnostic and prognostic value.
NIH-sponsored project aims to establish normal ECG reference values as a step toward preventing sudden death in the young. Cleveland Clinic Children’s Pediatric Cardiology Chair leads the charge.
Research conducted by two Cleveland Clinic nurses on ECG interpretation and skill retention of new nurses points to the importance of ongoing coaching and unit support.
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The low risk of sudden cardiac death in young athletes doesn’t merit screening beyond the history and physical exam for most youths. Better training and team-based care at schools promise more benefit than universal ECGs.
The American College of Physicians recently issued guidelines advising against routine coronary artery disease screening for most adults who are at low risk for heart problems.