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Table 3 Patient profiles and advice for hospital admission based on ECG findings

From: Tele-ECG consulting and outcomes on primary care patients in a low-to-middle income population: the first experience from Makassar telemedicine program, Indonesia

Patient profiles Normal ECG
(n = 253)
Abnormal ECGa p-value
Ischemia
(n = 79)
Arrhythmia
(n = 119)
Structural changes (n = 26) Others
(n = 28)
Advice for hospital admission (n = 88)
Symptom only 55 (21.7) 8 (10.1) 21 (17.6) 6 (23.1) 5 (17.9) 9 (10.2) 0.218
Symptom (+) with
1 risk factor
119 (47.0) 21(26.6) 57 (47.9) 8 (30.8) 11 (39.3) 27 (30.7) 0.010
Symptom (+) with
> 1 risk factors
51 (20.2) 46 (58.2) 39 (32.8) 11 (42.3) 10 (35.7) 48 (54.5) < 0.001
Risk factors only 18 (7.1) 3 (3.8) 1 (0.8) 1 (3.8) 1 (3.6) 3 (3.4) 0.115
No symptom and no risk factor 10 (4.0) 1 (1.3) 1 (0.8) 0 (0.0) 1 (3.6) 1 (1.1) 0.322
  1. Values are n (%). Comparison was performed using Pearson Chi-square test
  2. ECG electrocardiogram
  3. aCategorization based on dominated pattern presented on ECG