Electrocardiograph

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  • Electrocardiograph (ECG)
    • used to find a heart trace
    • picks up electrical impulses though heart
    • electrodes used to detect activity of heart
      • attached using sticky pads
        • chests, wrists, and ankles
          • see what is happening in whole circulatory system
    • results fed through a machine
      • produces a graph
        • on screen or paper
        • PQRST wave
          • normal wave patterns are always the same
          • abnormal wave pattern may have inverted areas or missing peaks
    • quick, painless, non invasive
    • inconclusive and requires further tests

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