Exploring controversies in electrocardiogram electrode placement

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Sampson, M (2019). Exploring controversies in electrocardiogram electrode placement. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing. 14 (7), pp. 1-2.
AuthorsSampson, M
Abstract

The 12-lead ECG electrocardiogram is a commonly performed investigation. A literature review published in this edition of the British Journal of Cardiac Nursing highlights poor practice in electrode placement. Of particular concern is the placement of limb electrodes on the torso, which can result is misdiagnosis of suspected myocardial infarction. Although research suggests modified limb lead positions that produce accurate results, these are not widely understood in practice. A greater emphasis on electrode placement is required by educators.

Keywordselectrocardiogram; electrode placement
Year2019
JournalBritish Journal of Cardiac Nursing
Journal citation14 (7), pp. 1-2
PublisherMark Allen Healthcare
ISSN1749-6403
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.12968/bjca.2019.0048
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Print02 Jul 2019
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Deposited09 Jul 2019
Accepted28 May 2019
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