ECGs

Q. Do we need to take copies of the ECGs?

A. Yes, two ECGs for each patient are required, at baseline and post-PPCI. The baseline ECG will generally be an ambulance tracing.  The post-PPCI ECG will be the one taken closest to 90 mins after the PPCI.

Q. How should these be saved and sent to back to the CTU?

A. The ECGs should be photocopied as they are taken. Photocopies are easier to read than scans or faxed copies. The scanned ECGs should be emailed to in batches.

Please name the files as Patient ID_visit, e.g.

14001_baseline.PDF

14001_postPPCI.PDF

Q. Does a 12 lead ECG need to be taken?

A. No a rhythm print out would suffice.

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