• The ECG is underrepresented in the current curriculum of medical students and residents, as well as in continuing medical education programs
  • The ECG is the most frequently used diagnostic test giving instantaneous information
  • The ECG is used by an ample spectrum of health care professionals
    • cardiologists
    • emergency and intensive care physicians
    • anesthesiologists
    • internists
    • nurse of various disciplines
    • engineers in the field of cardiovascular technology
  • Although most of the millions of ECGs obtained annually worldwide are interpreted automatically, the yield of the available algorithms is poor; the supervision of the automatic interpretation by an experienced ECG reader is still needed and the number of physicians highly knowledgeable in ECG interpretation is in decline

Antiperovitch P, Zareba W, Steinberg JS, Bacharova L, Tereshchenko LG, Farre J, Nikus K, Ikeda T, Baranchuk A. Proposed In-Training Electrocardiogram Interpretation Competencies for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Trainees. J Hosp Med. 2018 Mar 1;13(3):185-193. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2876.

Schl├Ąpfer J, Wellens HJ. Computer-Interpreted Electrocardiograms: Benefits and Limitations. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Aug 29;70(9):1183-1192. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.07.723.

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