What is the role of portable ECG recording devices in the diagnosis of Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome?

Updated: Jan 08, 2017
  • Author: Christopher R Ellis, MD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Mikhael F El-Chami, MD  more...
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Portable recording systems provide simultaneous two-lead recording that improves the diagnostic yield tremendously. The 2 leads most commonly used for monitoring are II and MCL-I, the latter being similar to V1. These devices have long-term storage capabilities that permit off-line analysis of complex dysrhythmias, even if the physician is not available at the time the rhythm disturbance occurs.


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