POLIKUM uses a novel ECG diagnostic system for the first time
(lifepr) Berlin, 05.10.2010 – ((lifepr) Berlin, 5 October 2010 – Every day across the nation, people with acute chest pain are admitted to hospitals. When a myocardial infarction is suspected, the proper diagnosis may be a life-saving one. Classification of the symptoms and proper diagnosis by the general practitioner or private-practice cardiologist on the primary care level play a crucial role in this process.
Yet, currently used diagnostics show potential gaps in accuracy. A myocardial infarction or damage to the heart may be present, although the electrocardiogram (ECG) and biomarkers in the blood show normal findings. Now, there is a new, easy-to-use diagnostic method that allows primary-care physicians to detect potential myocardial infarctions faster in outpatient settings. Cardiologists at the Friedenau POLIKUM Health Centre are the first to use this novel ECG unit equipped with cardiogoniometry (CGM) in an outpatient setting in the Berlin metropolis.