Physics of electrocardiography



If there is any word that strikes fear in the hearts of many students in the health care field, it is “physics.” Much of this fear is unnecessary, at least in relation to the ECG, because a thorough understanding of the physical basis for the ECG provides an important foundation for the understanding and interpretation of ECGs. In this chapter, the physical processes that are important for understanding the ECG will be explored.


Positive Electrode Precordial Lead Fourth Intercostal Space Midaxillary Line Limb Lead 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MedicineMayo ClinicJacksonvilleUSA

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