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ECG electrode placement

ECG electrode placement

Overview

An ECG is very useful in determining whether a person has heart disease. During an ECG electrodes are affixed to each arm and leg and to the chest.

Review Date 7/7/2020

Updated by: Thomas S. Metkus, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.