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New bipolar leads for the study of atrial arrhythmias.
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PMID:  9205986     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The electrocardiography study of atrial arrhythmias has been hindered by the frequent occurrence of a "hidden". P wave in standard lead recordings. We present a modified method of surface electrocardiography that proved helpful in our prospective study of 26 consecutive patients in whom traditional surface recordings did not show the atrial mechanism. We recorded leads I, II, and III in their customary positions, except that we repositioned a pertinent limb electrode at a precordial site, in order to identify a P wave. The 4 alternative sites that we found most helpful were at the high and low parasternal positions, both to the right and to the left of the sternum. Confirmatory examples are submitted.
C Brenes-Pereira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0730-2347     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-08-07     Completed Date:  1997-08-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  118-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology Department, Hospital México CCSS, University of Costa Rica School of Medicine, San José, Central America.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis*
Electrocardiography / instrumentation*,  standards
Electrodes / standards
Heart Atria*
Prospective Studies
Reproducibility of Results

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