Circulation Journal
Online ISSN : 1347-4820
Print ISSN : 1346-9843
ISSN-L : 1346-9843
Rapid Communication
Transferring Images via the Wireless Messaging Network Using Camera Phones Shortens the Time Required to Diagnose Acute Coronary Syndrome
Masashi OhtsukaEiji UchidaToru NakajimaHiroyuki YamaguchiHiroyuki TakanoIssei Komuro
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2007 Volume 71 Issue 9 Pages 1499-1500

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Background Clear images can be sent via e-mail using camera phones. We examined whether camera phones are useful to transmit electrocardiogram (ECG) images. Methods and Results ECG images were taken of 20 patients suspected to have acute coronary syndrome. Ten images were sent to a cardiologist by fax. The other 10 images were transmitted using a camera phone. The total time elapsed between image transmission to diagnosis by cardiologists was shorter in the camera phone group than in the fax group. Conclusions ECG image transmission by camera phone can be efficiently used in the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome. (Circ J 2007; 71: 1499 - 1500)

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