ECG myth busting


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How can your ECG reports be correct 98.5% of the time but still guide false cath lab activation 60% of the time? What’s the difference between specificity and positive predictive value and why does that matter? How can facts about ECGs be true and contradictory all at the same time?

In this episode, Sean Graham interviews Tim Phalen, paramedic clinical educator and author of The 12-Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndromes.

Sean and Tim discuss common myths about ECGs, how ECGs can augment an emergency caregiver’s decision-making, and more insights on implementing ECG technology in the field.

This is part 2 of a three-part series on ECGs.

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