Interactive progressive-based approach to aid the human interpretation of the 12-lead Electrocardiogram

Andrew W Cairns, Raymond Bond, D Finlay, Cathal, J Breen, Daniel Guldenring, Robert Gaffney, Pat Henn, Aaron J Peace

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The 12-lead Electrocardiogram (ECG) is an important diagnostic support tool but is frequently incorrectly interpreted. This is partly due to the fact that even expert clinicians can impulsively provide a diagnosis based on first impression/intuition. It is therefore imperative to optimise how physicians interpret the 12-lead ECG. Hence, a set of interactive questions and prompts has been developed to guide an observer through a series of tasks when interpreting an ECG. This has been named `Interactive Progressive based Interpretation' (IPI). Using this model, the 12-lead ECG is segmented into five parts and presented over five web based user interfaces. The IPI model was implemented using emerging web technologies such as HTML5. Thus, a new model has been proposed to aid ECG interpretation where observers systematically and sequentially interpret the 12-lead ECG as a series of sub-tasks. We hypothesize that this will reduce the number of errors and increase diagnostic accuracy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 Computing in Cardiology Conference (CinC)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-0684-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-0685-4
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 18 Feb 2016
EventComputing in Cardiology Conference (CinC), 2015 - Nice, France, Nice, France
Duration: 6 Sept 20159 Sept 2015

Publication series

ISSN (Print)2325-8861
ISSN (Electronic)2325-887X


ConferenceComputing in Cardiology Conference (CinC), 2015


  • Data models
  • Diseases
  • Electrocardiography
  • Heart


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