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proper placement of ecg electrodes

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience in Cardiology
Some leads: Only the ECG waves generated by information from the loose lead will be affected.

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience in Cardiology
All of them: There are no la and RA "leads" on a standard ekg, so i'm interpreting your question as "what can you find with just 4 wires?" the answer is "just abo ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
40 years experience in Cardiology
Sodium chloride: Nacl sodium chloride commonly known as table salt is an electrical conductor that I have used to assess impulses for an ecg.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandeep Chandra
28 years experience in Cardiology
It can: It can affect certain type of information on the ekg - may not affect assessment of rhythm, hr and st segments.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience in Pediatrics
Same as adults: The leads are smaller but in the same locations.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Adhesive: It is very common that the adhesive on the electrodes cause a localized irritation/skin reaction.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Not a problem: The electrodes are not placed on the breast in anyone so it's not an issue. V1 goes to the right of the sternum; v2 (left 2nd ics) v4 in the mid-clavi ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes. : Yes. This sounds like an allergic reaction to the adhesive or latex in the ekg electrode patch. Many people are sensitive to adhesives. Be sure to te ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Musculoskeletal. : Your discomfort and shortness of breath are likely musculoskeletal due to the excessive pressure upon the muscles and bones of the chest wall. The MA ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience in Cardiology
Standard: Most typical 5 leads are: right arm, left arm, right leg, left leg, v1 lead. For convenience, they are usually put on the torso. Put the arm leads b ... Read More

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