Table 1

Hard-stop intervention reasons for telemetry

Reasonn (%)
Pre-cardiac/post-cardiac disease intervention
 Cardiac catheterisation, coronary artery bypass surgery, cardiac ablation, etc1911 (17.7%)
Supraventricular tachycardia
 Heart rate>120, includes atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter888 (8.2%)
Chest pain
 Rule out myocardial infarction853 (7.9%)
Acute heart failure on parenteral therapy608 (5.6%)
Acute coronary syndrome
 STEMI, NSTEMI, unstable angina569 (5.3%)
Syncope518 (4.8%)
Stroke work-up456 (4.2%)
Prolonged QTC monitoring
 Medication or intoxication requiring cardiac monitoring402 (3.7%)
Acute electrolyte abnormality with ECG change277 (2.6%)
Pulmonary embolism139 (1.3%)
Non-sustained ventricular tachycardia
 >3 consecutive beats and<30 s116 (1.1%)
Acute pericarditis/myocarditis/endocarditis28 (0.3%)
Post-cardiac arrest23 (0.2%)
Other3991 (37.0%)
Total10 779 (100%)
  • NSTEMI, non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction; QTC, corrected QT interval, as measured by electrocardiogram; STEMI, ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.