This booklet is dedicated to the memory of Alan E. Lindsay, MD (1923-1987) master teacher of electrocardiography, friend, mentor, and colleague. Many of the excellent ECG tracings illustrated in this learning program are from Dr. Lindsay's personal collection of ECG treasures. For many years these ECG's have been used in the training of medical students, nurses, housestaff physicians, cardiology fellows, and practicing physicians in Salt Lake City, Utah as well as at many regional and national medical meetings.
This book is designed to fit into a handbag or shirt pocket. It
contains material which is usually required in a hurry when
treating a critically ill or injured infant or child. In addition to
information relevant to emergency care, there are what we
hope will be useful pages of data on subjects which without a
photographic memory would normally require reference to a
paediatric text book. Examples include a weight for height
chart, normal values for common biochemical tests, normal
developmental profiles and normal ECG measurements....
Heart rate is calculated as the number of times the heart beats
per minute. It usually measures ventricular rate (the number of
QRS complexes) but can refer to atrial rate (the number of P
waves). The method chosen to calculate HR varies according to
rate and regularity on the ECG tracing.
The process of collecting and analyzing the data is critical in healthcare as it constitutes the basis for categorization of patient health
problems. Data collected in medical practice ranges from free form text to structured text, numerical measurements, recorded
signals, and imaging data.
We present a study aimed at investigating the use of semantic information in a novel NLP application, Electronic Career Guidance (ECG), in German. ECG is formulated as an information retrieval (IR) task, whereby textual descriptions of professions (documents) are ranked for their relevance to natural language descriptions of a person’s professional interests (the topic).
Children rarely present with the symptoms classically associated with heart disease in
adults (chest pain, shortness of breath, swollen ankles) – rather they present with a
variety of symptoms such as failure to thrive, frequent chest infections, or
unexplained ‘funny turns’.
A careful history and examination is key, as are special investigations such as CXR,
ECG and pulse oximetry. An echocardiogram is the gold standard investigation
required to confirm the diagnosis.