ECG archetype advice required

David Moner damoca at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 03:48:34 EDT 2018


I agree with Ivar. In fact, UCUM has the unit  /min  to represent
frequencies without a numerator unit.

El mié., 5 sept. 2018 a las 9:39, Ivar Yrke (<iyr at dips.no>) escribió:

> 1/min, definitely!
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> Cardiac output is measured as liters/minute. Liters of what? We could have
> used the unit liters{blood}/minute, but I have never seen that done. It is
> considered obvious from the context. Likewise with other units. Velocity is
> measure as meters/second, not meters{travelled}/second. One could argue
> that meters{travelled} makes it clear that it is not meters{altitude}, but
> that is generally considered obvious from the context.
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> For some reason there is this temptation to add a fictive unit ({beats},
> {count} etc.) when the number itself is unit less. This is not necessary.
> The context is always sufficient, just like in the cases that have a unit.
> Let us cut through the unclarity of UCUM and keep it simple and basic.
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> My argument is probably influenced by my background as a physicist. But if
> no one has objected to 1/min in pulse/heartbeat, then I see no reason to
> deviate from the basics in ECG or to modify pulse/heartbeat.
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> *Fra:* openEHR-clinical [mailto:openehr-clinical-bounces at lists.openehr.org]
> *På vegne av* Heather Leslie
> *Sendt:* 5. september 2018 08:00
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> *Emne:* ECG archetype advice required
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> Hi everyone,
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> I’ve just been facilitating the most recent reviews on the ECG archetype
> and would appreciate some advice on two issues.
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> The current atrial and ventricular rates are modelled as a Quantity
> (frequency) ie 1/min. However UCUM is unclear and there seems to be a few
> options, including {Beats}/min, {beats}/min and {H.B} is represented in
> another context, so maybe {H.B}/min is valid as well. Note that if we
> decide that it is appropriate to modify to one of these specific UCUM
> units, then to be consistent we will need to consider modifying the
> Pulse/heartbeat OBSERVATION as well – currently also modelled as a
> frequency of 1/min.
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> In addition, I’d appreciate some advice as to how we could get access to
> the latest draft of the ISO/IEEE standard for ECG – I think it is ISO/IEEE
> 11073-10406. We’d like to make sure there is alignment between the standard
> and the archetype before further reviews.
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> Kind regards
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> Heather
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> *Dr Heather Leslie*
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