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24-hour ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring is unhelpful in the investigation of older persons with recurrent falls
British Geriatrics Society
Although frequently used in the assessment of patients with falls, it is unclear whether 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiography contributes to their assessment in older persons. The aim of this study is to identify electrocardiographic abnormalities in patients with recurrent falls and case controls, and determine whether 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiography identifies causal arrhythmias for falls. 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiography recordings were compared for the type and prevalence of arrhythmias and symptom correlation in consecutive older subjects with recurrent falls attending the accident and emergency department and in case controls (no previous falls or syncope).
Keyword(s): Electrocardiographic abnormality; Patient; Recurrent falls
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: All Ireland Public Health Repository
Publisher(s): CARDI
First Indexed: 2015-12-19 06:10:13 Last Updated: 2017-01-17 06:59:42