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An augmentative and portable QTc-Observer(QTO-Q2) to facilitate more purposeful outpatient monitoring

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2 Author(s)
Ho, T.C.T. ; Signal Process. Dept., Inst. for Infocomm Res., Singapore, Singapore ; Xiang Chen

A tele-medical approach for monitoring and detecting prolonging QT-intervals via cellular equipments is proposed in this paper. Currently, the procedures for detecting Longed QT Syndrome (LQTS) involves taking a 1 time preliminary prognosis followed by a comprehensive long time hospital or laboratory bound monitoring; the latter is only conducted if and only if the former is tested positive. However, if the preliminary prognosis fails due to the absence of the symptoms during the instance of testing, the subject may be declared with a false clean bill of health. In this modern day and age where telemedicine is becoming a more important aspect of conventional medicine, it is sensible that the conventional methods be augmented with ambulatory long-term monitoring to better detect LQTS for people suspected of it. The QTc-Observer (QTO or Q2) is developed to monitor specifically QT intervals for the detection of LQTS. Built on top of the existing MobiCare System [1] and a newly developed QT/QTc trend interval measure algorithm [2], the Q2 is connected to an all-day monitoring center for continuous observations by medical professionals.

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Computing in Cardiology, 2010

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26-29 Sept. 2010