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Emergency medicine

A routine ECG during a routine health check

Sascha Fulde, Gordian Fulde

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Abstract

Routine ECG testing is increasingly common in current medical practice. Being aware of a wide differential for abnormalities is an important part of current practice. 

Article Extract

As a general practitioner working in your own practice and the local emergency department, you review many ECGs. The detection of asymptomatic ECG abnormalities during routine health checks, including those initiated by employers, can lead to referral to the local emergency department, as illustrated by the case discussed below.

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