an electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally
Angle of Louis
an angle formed at the junction of the manubrium and the body of the sternum.
Anterior Axillary line
An imaginary vertical line starting at the edge of the chest where the armpit begins.
additional electrical activity picked up by the electrocardiograph that interferes with the normal appearance of the ECG cycle
abnormal condition where the heart is located toward the right side of the chest
The space between the ribs
An imaginary vertical line that starts at the middle of the armpit.
An imaginary line on the chest that runs vertically through the center of the clavicle
sudden, transient disturbances in brain function resulting from abnormal firing of nerve impulses (may or may not be associated with convulsion)
ARTIFACT THAT INDICATES MUSCLE MOVEMENT
medical abbrevaiation for immediately; at this moment
Hollow, U-shaped depression just above the sterum, in between clavicles
When the tracing of an ECG drifts away from the center of the paper; also called baseline shitf. It has many causes, which can be corrected
The six standard chest leads of an ECG are called,
An arm or leg.
NOrmally small ECG lead tracings that are increaed in size by the ECG machine in order to be interpreted.
A type of ECG lead that measures the flow of electrical current in two directions at the same time.
Type of ECG lead that measures the flow of electrical current in one direction only