Electrocardiography . Fundamental and massive method for the study of cardiovascular diseases and other specialties, which is why its mastery by most doctors, especially those who do community or family medicine, is essential.


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  • 1 Its introduction in Cuba
  • 2 Importance in the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases
  • 3 See also
  • 4 Sources

Its introduction in Cuba

Dr. José Manuel Martínez Cañas was the pioneer of electrocardiography in Cuba ; it has as merit also having introduced phonocardiography , he was the author of the first scientific works on cardiology published in Cuba and founder of the specialty in our country.

Another prominent Cuban doctor, Dr. Octavio Montoro y Saladrigas, was closely linked to the first uses of electrocardiography in our country. He was born in Havana on November 19 , 1891 and was also a founder of cardiology.

Electrocardiography was introduced in Cuba in 1919 , the difficulties in its commercialization were the causes of its arrival in our country 17 years after the first one was carried out. Initially it had a private use and 6 years later with its introduction in the Calixto García Hospital , its employment is socialized.

Importance in the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases

Electrocardiography (EKG) remains to this day of fundamental importance in the functional diagnosis of these diseases; The clinical utility of the EKG comes from its immediate availability as a non-invasive, cheap and highly versatile technique.

In addition to recognizing arrhythmias, conduction disorders and myocardial ischemia , it reveals other disorders of the human body, therefore there are other specialties that also benefit from this technique, so it is essential that doctors from different spheres know the fundamentals of EKG; At the same time, she is the most widely used method of mass research, and with the advent of thrombolysis her knowledge has gained strength.


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