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An analysis of electrical heart tracings from thousands of patients has revealed a new way to spot those at risk of repeat heart attacks.

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How can we improve on the ECG for cardiac diagnoses?
« Reply #1 on: 30/09/2011 10:05:23 »
According to my doc (who actually experienced a heart attack), ECGs are a waste of time. He said something about a much more expensive test that the insurance companies don't like to pay for, but I can't remember exactly what it was!
 

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How can we improve on the ECG for cardiac diagnoses?
« Reply #2 on: 30/09/2011 10:10:47 »
Was this just before he recommended a new cardiac test to you?
 

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How can we improve on the ECG for cardiac diagnoses?
« Reply #3 on: 30/09/2011 18:46:13 »
Was this just before he recommended a new cardiac test to you?

No - I don't remember exactly how we got on the subject. It would not benefit him. He would not be able to run the test.

I think it might have involved some sort of MRI? It's pretty spendy, so the insurance companies try to discourage it.
 

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How can we improve on the ECG for cardiac diagnoses?
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