Please evaluate the need for telemetry on a daily basis and d/c when no longer needed. Indications include (but not limited to):

  1. Suspected myocardial ischemia: discontinue after 24 hours if no positive troponin
  2. Syncope suspected to be of cardiac etiology: : discontinue after 24 hours if no event after 24 hours.
  3. Drug overdose due to an agent with potential cardiac toxicity.
  4. Atrial Fibrillation (new onset or RVR); : discontinue after 24 hours if rate controlled.
  5. Hyperkalemia (K >6.0); discontinue telemetry when K <6.0.
  6. CHF patients with either 1) recent chest pain, or 2) syncope, or 3) ICD firing, or 4) serious atrial or ventricular arrhythmias, or 5) serious electrolyte abnormalities
  7. Non lacunar CVA with any ECG abnormality new or old; any TIA requiring admission; discontinue telemetry if no event for 24 hours



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