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Basics of ECG

Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG) is a non-invasive medical technique that captures the heart's electrical behavior by placing electrodes on the skin's surface, usually on the chest, arms, and legs. These electrodes detect the depolarization and repolarization of cardiac muscle, translating them into a visual representation on an electrocardiogram. The resulting waveform, consisting of P, QRS, and T waves, provides insights into the heart's health. Medical professionals use ECG to diagnose arrhythmias, ischemia (reduced blood supply), electrolyte imbalances, and other cardiac conditions. The ECG's data assists in treatment decisions, risk assessment, and monitoring the effectiveness of interventions, making it an indispensable tool in cardiology and emergency medicine. .

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Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG) is a non-invasive medical technique that captures the heart's electrical behavior by placing electrodes on the skin's surface, usually on the chest, arms, and legs. These electrodes detect the depolarization and repolarization of cardiac muscle, translating them into a visual representation on an electrocardiogram. The resulting waveform, consisting of P, QRS, and T waves, provides insights into the heart's health. Medical professionals use ECG to diagnose arrhythmias, ischemia (reduced blood supply), electrolyte imbalances, and other cardiac conditions. The ECG's data assists in treatment decisions, risk assessment, and monitoring the effectiveness of interventions, making it an indispensable tool in cardiology and emergency medicine. .