A Pilot Study to Examine the Feasibility of Measuring the QT Interval at Community Health Fairs

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Title:
A Pilot Study to Examine the Feasibility of Measuring the QT Interval at Community Health Fairs
Author:
Gallo, Tyler; Beck, Joseph; Clark, Daniel; Malone, Daniel
Affiliation:
College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2016
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Copyright © is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Abstract:
Objectives: This study assessed the feasibility of using a hand-held single lead ECG device to collect readable electrocardiograms (ECGs) in a community setting among the general population. Next, the goal was to determine if QT intervals could be measured from the collected ECGs. Additionally, this study was designed to examine if patients who had a prolonged QT interval were taking medications that are associated with an increased risk of prolonged QT interval. Methods: This prospective pilot study involved collecting ECGs via an AliveCor hand-held device at community health fairs. ECGs were evaluated for usefulness and QT intervals were measured if possible. Results: Forty-eight subjects participated in this pilot study. Forty-five viable ECGs were recorded using the hand-held device. Of the 45 ECGs, 38 were of sufficient quality to measure the QT interval and calculate QTc interval. There were no prolonged QT intervals observed in this study. Conclusions: The hand-held device recorded sufficient information to extract QT intervals for the majority of subjects. Due to the lack of prolonged QTc intervals, there was insufficient data to determine if this device could be utilized in the detection of QT prolongation due to medication use.
Description:
Class of 2016 Abstract
Keywords:
QT Interval; Community; Health Fairs; electrocardiograms (ECGs)
Advisor:
Malone, Daniel

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorMalone, Danielen
dc.contributor.authorGallo, Tyleren
dc.contributor.authorBeck, Josephen
dc.contributor.authorClark, Danielen
dc.contributor.authorMalone, Danielen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-21T19:49:59Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-21T19:49:59Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/613962-
dc.descriptionClass of 2016 Abstracten
dc.description.abstractObjectives: This study assessed the feasibility of using a hand-held single lead ECG device to collect readable electrocardiograms (ECGs) in a community setting among the general population. Next, the goal was to determine if QT intervals could be measured from the collected ECGs. Additionally, this study was designed to examine if patients who had a prolonged QT interval were taking medications that are associated with an increased risk of prolonged QT interval. Methods: This prospective pilot study involved collecting ECGs via an AliveCor hand-held device at community health fairs. ECGs were evaluated for usefulness and QT intervals were measured if possible. Results: Forty-eight subjects participated in this pilot study. Forty-five viable ECGs were recorded using the hand-held device. Of the 45 ECGs, 38 were of sufficient quality to measure the QT interval and calculate QTc interval. There were no prolonged QT intervals observed in this study. Conclusions: The hand-held device recorded sufficient information to extract QT intervals for the majority of subjects. Due to the lack of prolonged QTc intervals, there was insufficient data to determine if this device could be utilized in the detection of QT prolongation due to medication use.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en
dc.subjectQT Intervalen
dc.subjectCommunityen
dc.subjectHealth Fairsen
dc.subjectelectrocardiograms (ECGs)en
dc.titleA Pilot Study to Examine the Feasibility of Measuring the QT Interval at Community Health Fairsen_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Pharmacy, The University of Arizonaen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.en
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