Technical Mistakes during the Acquisition of the Electrocardiogram
Article first published online: 4 OCT 2009
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Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
Volume 14, Issue 4, pages 389–403, October 2009
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García-Niebla, J., Llontop-García, P., Valle-Racero, J. I., Serra-Autonell, G., Batchvarov, V. N. and De Luna, A. B. (2009), Technical Mistakes during the Acquisition of the Electrocardiogram. Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology, 14: 389–403. doi: 10.1111/j.1542-474X.2009.00328.x
- Issue published online: 4 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 4 OCT 2009
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In addition to knowledge of normal and pathological patterns, the correct interpretation of electrocardiographic (ECG) recordings requires the use of acquisition procedures according to approved standards. Most manuals on standard electrocardiography devote little attention to inadequate ECG recordings. In this article, we present the most frequent ECG patterns resulting from errors in limb and precordial lead placement, artifacts in 12-lead ECG as well as inadequate filter application; we also review alternative systems to the standard ECG, which may help minimize errors.