Continuous ambulatory electrocardiography in elderly people

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6977.468a (Published 18 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:468
  1. Mayer Bassan
  1. Consultant cardiologist Jerusalem Heart Clinic of Kupat Holim, Jerusalem, Israel

    EDITOR,—I J Raiha and colleagues' paper on the predictive value of continuous ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring in elderly people digresses and therefore arrives at several misleading and clinically unsound recommendations.1 In a retrospective study the authors found several abnormalities on Holter monitoring that were associated with a high odds ratio for the risk of cardiac death over 10 years. The subjects had a mean age of about 75.

    The predictive value—as distinct from the …

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