Lead Placement Diagrams

LOCATION OF CHEST ELECTRODES IN 4TH AND 5TH INTERCOSTAL SPACES:

Behold: Einthoven's Triangle! Each of the 6 frontal plane leads has a negative and positive orientation (as indicated by the '+' and '-' signs). It is important to recognize that Lead I (and to a lesser extent Leads aVR and aVL) are right ⇔ left in orientation. Also, Lead aVF (and to a lesser extent Leads II and III) are superior ⇔inferior in orientation. The diagram below further illustrates the frontal plane hookup.

V1: right 4th intercostal space V2: left 4th intercostal space V3: halfway between V2 and V4 V4: left 5th intercostal space, mid-clavicular line V5: horizontal to V4, anterior axillary line V6: horizontal to V5, mid-axillary line

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