Minimal or No Touch Electrocardiography Recording and Remote Heart Rhythm Monitoring during COVID-19 Pandemic Era

  • Alexander Edo Tondas Cardiology & Vascular Medicine Department, Mohammad Hoesin General Hospital, Palembang, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2317-5212
  • Rolando Agustian Halim Cardiology & Vascular Medicine Department, Mohammad Hoesin General Hospital, Palembang, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7781-1712
  • Moza Guyanto Cardiology & Vascular Medicine Department, Mohammad Hoesin General Hospital, Palembang, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6678-4237
Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, physical distancing, electrocardiogram, heart rhythm monitoring

Abstract

At the end of year 2019, the world faced an outbreak of a highly virulent novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which changed the way physicians, including cardiologists, do their routine clinical practice. As distance limitation and efficient use of personal protective devices must be employed to prevent the pandemic spreading, even simple electrocardiogram (ECG) taking that involves directly placing electrode leads on a patient’s body may become riskier. This review will discuss the possibility of minimal or no touch EKG using the latest wireless technologies, beneficial in monitoring COVID-19 patients for cardiovascular problems or patients who seek cardiac care, but with posing risk of concomitant COVID-19.

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Author Biographies

Alexander Edo Tondas, Cardiology & Vascular Medicine Department, Mohammad Hoesin General Hospital, Palembang, Indonesia

Biomedicine Doctoral Program, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sriwijaya, Palembang, Indonesia

Cardiology & Vascular Medicine Department, Mohammad Hoesin General Hospital, Palembang, Indonesia

Moza Guyanto, Cardiology & Vascular Medicine Department, Mohammad Hoesin General Hospital, Palembang, Indonesia

Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Mohammad Hoesin General Hospital, Palembang, Sumatera Selatan, Indonesia

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2020-06-01
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Tondas, A. E., Halim, R. A., & Guyanto, M. (2020). Minimal or No Touch Electrocardiography Recording and Remote Heart Rhythm Monitoring during COVID-19 Pandemic Era. Indonesian Journal of Cardiology, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.30701/ijc.1010
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