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Lab. no.

15:

Electrocardiograp
hy recording an
electrocardiogram (ECG)

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The electrocardiographic Leads
(6 limb leads):
c.Three standard “bipolar” limb leads:
Each lead is actually a pair of
electrodes connected to the body
on opposite sides of the heart
(e.g. lead I, records potential
difference between electrodes
placed on right arm and left
arm).
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RA LA RA Lead I
LA
Le
a
III d
II
Lea
d

LL LL

Einthoven’s triangle

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b. Augmented “ unipolar ” limb leads:
These are aVR, aVL and aVF. They
are recorded by a special arrangement
in the electrocardiograph, which shows
potential difference between one limb
and mean potential in the other two
limbs.

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RA LA RA LA RA LA

LL LL LL

aVR aVL aVF


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