Doctors now able to diagnose sleep apnoea from ECGsBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7272.1309/a (Published 25 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1309
- Doug Payne
Irish researchers have developed software that enables doctors to diagnose sleep apnoea from electrocardiograms (ECGs). The process could lead to cheaper diagnosis of the sleep disturbance condition.
The research was carried out at the departments of electrical and electronic engineering, and anatomy and physiology at University College Dublin, under the auspices of the university's life sciences research body, the Conway Institute.
Sleep apnoea affects as many as 5% of adults and occurs when …