What clinicians care about
- Average over time period: heart rate is extremely variable, that the average is more helpful to clinicians than trying to identify each peak and valley
- Highest and lowest value over a time period : it is secondarily helpful to see the patient's high and low over a given time period.
- Think about placing more emphasis on the average than on exploration of each peak and valley on the graph.
- A 'goal' will likely not be relevant for heart rate
- Use colors and weights to help indicate where there is and is not data on the graph
Graph example (scroll to zoom)
Below is an interactive graph that illustrates a few of the principles outlined above.
To experiment with the code that rendered this graph, check out this JSFiddle
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