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Electrocardiographs detect the electrical signals associated with cardiac activity and produce an ECG, a graphic record of the voltage versus time. They are used to diagnose and assist in treating some types of heart disease and arrhythmias, determine a patient’s response to drug therapy, and reveal trends or changes in heart function. Multichannel electrocardiographs record signals from two or more leads simultaneously and are frequently used in place of single-channel units. Some electrocardiographs can perform automatic measurement and interpretation of the ECG as a selectable or optional feature .
If you are a cardiologist in practice, a fellow in training, an echo technologist, or a cardiac anesthesiologist, then this is the right place to help you learn and review principles of ECG /EKG..
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