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In Heart, lung & circulation

Electrocardiography (ECG) remains an irreplaceable tool in the management of the patients with myocardial infarction, with evaluation of the QRS and ST segment being the present major focus. Several ECG parameters have already been proposed to have prognostic value with regard to both in-hospital and long-term follow-up of patients. In this review, we discuss various ECG parameters other than ST segment changes, particularly with regard to their in-hospital prognostic importance. Our review not only evaluates the prognostic segments and parts of ECG, but also highlights the need for an integrative approach in a big data to re-assess the parameters reported to predict in-hospital prognosis. The evolving importance of artificial intelligence in evaluation of ECG, particularly with regard to predicting prognosis, and the potential integration with other patient characteristics to predict prognosis, are discussed.

Hayıroğlu Mert İlker, Lakhani Ishan, Tse Gary, Çınar Tufan, Çinier Göksel, Tekkeşin Ahmet İlker

2020-Jun-11

Electrocardiography, In-hospital mortality, P wave, QRS morphology, QT interval, T wave