1. Technical Issues

  1. Fred Kusumoto MD and
  2. Pam Bernath RN, RN-C

Published Online: 23 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119962168.ch1

ECG Interpretation for Everyone: An On-The-Spot Guide

ECG Interpretation for Everyone: An On-The-Spot Guide

How to Cite

Kusumoto, F. and Bernath, P. (2012) Technical Issues, in ECG Interpretation for Everyone: An On-The-Spot Guide, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119962168.ch1

Author Information

  1. Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470655566

Online ISBN: 9781119962168

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Keywords:

  • ECG mapping, technical issues;
  • electrodes, leads and ECG display;
  • extremity electrodes, electrical activity in vertical plane;
  • 12 leads grouped, positive electrode relative to heart;
  • positive electrodes of leads, different positions around heart;
  • shape of deflections on lead, clue to direction of depolarization;
  • electrical activity of cardiac cells, two periods;
  • depolarization, repolarization, cells, at rest cells, negative, excited being zero;
  • progressive activation of heart cells, wave of depolarization by ECG;
  • ECG display, and recording paper

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Electrode placement

  • Electrodes and leads

  • Displaying the ECG