HTA is multi-disciplinary field of policy analysis that examines the medical, economic, social and ethical implications of the incremental value, diffusion and use of a health technology in health care.
The term Health Technology refers to application of organised knowledge and skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of life.
Cardiac arrhythmia is a group of conditions in which the heart is beating too fast, too slow, or erratically. Symptoms of arrhythmia may include chest pain, fainting, dizziness, or a racing or thumping heart. To diagnose an arrhythmia, doctors often use an electrocardiograph (ECG). For patients whose symptoms occur too infrequently to be detected by an […]
Objective: To summarize the clinical and scientific evidence for commercially available ECG-based signal analysis technologies used or proposed to be used to evaluate patients at low to intermediate risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) who have chest pain or other symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
In patients where coronary artery disease (CAD) is suspected – either because of the presence of risk factors for CAD or because of symptoms that may represent manifestations of CAD (e.g., chest pain) – the standard electrocardiogram (ECG) is one of the most commonly performed tests. The ECG is nearly universally available, noninvasive, easy to perform, […]