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Where on the limbs do you put the leads? Upper (like shoulders/thighs)? Or lower?
anywhere between elbow & acromion process for the upper, below the inguinal folds for lower. I have not had too many issues with artifact. People will sit still during a 12 lead if I simply say "Dude, quit wiggling for 15 seconds."Where on the limbs do you put the leads? Upper (like shoulders/thighs)? Or lower?
As an FYI, Zoll claims torso leads are fine..the class talked about how limb leads stuck on the torso might avoid some artifact but can cause over-augmentation and exaggerated ST segments, making a 12 lead non-diagnostic. If misplaced, they can also cause issues with axis determination. I know people say "oh, that's not true, they're fine on the torso, that's nonsense" but studies have shown placement is important.
As an FYI, Zoll claims torso leads are fine..