TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.49, no.6, pp.509-511, 2021 (ESCI)
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TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY
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Acute coronary syndrome, artifacts, electrocardiogram, ST-elevation myocardial infarction
Istanbul University Affiliated:
Clinicians should have a basic understanding of the working principle of the instruments they use to avoid potential pitfalls caused by post-processing of the acquired biological signals. An electrocardiogram (ECG) is no exception; many different errors can arise during the acquisition or the processing of the ECG data, which may result in dangerous misdiagnoses. We present a case where the use of an inappropriate high-pass filter led to a false diagnosis of ST-elevation myocardial infarction. In addition, this report discusses the basic mechanisms of this frequently overlooked phenomenon and methods to avoid it.