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  1. Feasibility and cost savings of outpatient electrophysiologic testing.

    Article - En anglais

    The feasibility of outpatient electrophysiologic testing was examined by reviewing 100 consecutive outpatient tests performed in 95 patients.

    Seventy-one of the patients (75%) had no underlying heart disease.

    The electrophysiologic tests were performed to evaluate supraventricular tachycardias (n=47), nonsustained ventricular tachycardia (n=20), unexplained syncope (n=21), palpitation (n=9) or intermittent heart block (n=2).

    For cost analysis a subgroup of 60 of these patients was matched for age, gender, heart disease and indication for electrophysiologic testing with a group of 60 patients who underwent electrophysiologic testing as inpatients.

    Thus, outpatient electrophysiologic testing is feasible and safe and results in substantial cost savings in patients without life-threatening arrhythmias.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Trouble rythme cardiaque, Diagnostic, Epreuve, Stimulation instrumentale, Oreillette droite, Hôpital jour, Coût exploitation, Etats Unis, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : North America, America, Arrhythmia, Diagnosis, Test, Instrumental stimulation, Right atrium, Day hospital, Operating cost, United States, Cardiovascular disease, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 91-0243967

    Code Inist : 002B12A02. Création : 199406.