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What is the 12. Lead ecg?

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Dr. Brad Eilerman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: ECG

It stands for electrocardiogram.
It is used to measure the movement of electrical signals in the heart. When working appropriately, this enables your heart to beat and pump blood to the rest of the body. When the heart is damaged or the electrical system is malfunctioning, ECG can pick up changes.

In brief: ECG

It stands for electrocardiogram.
It is used to measure the movement of electrical signals in the heart. When working appropriately, this enables your heart to beat and pump blood to the rest of the body. When the heart is damaged or the electrical system is malfunctioning, ECG can pick up changes.
Dr. Brad Eilerman
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Dr. Ronan Monsef
Family Medicine

In brief: Tool

That allows a physician to look at the electrical activity traveling within the heart from 12 different angles.

In brief: Tool

That allows a physician to look at the electrical activity traveling within the heart from 12 different angles.
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