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Is it normal for the line on my electrocardiogram to dip?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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In brief: Possibly

Normal cardiogram is not a straight line.
In fact, if it were so, you'd be dead. It has dips and peaks, so without actually seeing the strip, it's hard to tell what dip is normal and what's not.

In brief: Possibly

Normal cardiogram is not a straight line.
In fact, if it were so, you'd be dead. It has dips and peaks, so without actually seeing the strip, it's hard to tell what dip is normal and what's not.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Warren Foster
Some times, poor contact between the skin and the electrodes (leads) will cause one or more of the twelve recordings to drift from its baseline. If that's the case, it's a problem with the recording technique and not a sign of heart problems. The EKG may need to be repeated to avoid this and get a more accurate recording.
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