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Performing a 12-Lead ECG

Now that you understand how the ECG is used, the anatomy of the heart, and the electrocardiograph, the next step is to record an ECG. The ECG experience should be pleasant to the patient and not produce anxiety. The ECG procedure must be done correctly and the tracing must be accurate. This chapter will provide you with information necessary to record an ECG professionally, without error, while keeping the patient as comfortable as possible.

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