The vertical axis of the ecg paper measures?
EKG paper is a grid where time is measured along the horizontal axis, of EKG graph paper and where to measure the components of the EKG wave form.
The ECG Tracings are seen on paper. The time intervals are shown as well as the measurements of each block on the paper. The ECG paper records time sequences (horizontal deflections) and amplitude (vertical deflections) of the electrical activity of the heart. The horizontal lines measure time intervals and heart rate. You will see first the P wave, the QRS complex, and the T wave. The P wave is the atria contracting, the QRS is…
An abbreviation for ElectroCardiogram: A procedure in which electrodes placed on the chest wall pick up the electrical conduction/activity of the heart. The depolarization and repolarization of the cardiac miocytes are are transcribed on a sheet of paper with the amplitude (+ or -) on the X axis, and time on the Y axis.
It won't. But in the long term the murmur (depending on which valve is affected) will cause hypertrophy of cardiac muscles for the different ventricles/atria. And the hypertrophy will be detected by the ECG because it will change the cardiac axis. Murmurs are easily heard using a stethoscope so and ECG isn't useful. An ECG monitors the electric impulses of the heart muscle - so better to see heart blocks, infarcts, hypertrophy, AF, SVT etc
The reason is that ECG sounds very similar to EEG, which is the abbreviation for electroencephalogram, a test that measures electrical activity in the brain. In order to avoid confusion, it became a convention to use the abbreviation for the German spelling elektrokardiogramm-for the heart test, which is why it is commonly called an EKG.
Abnormalities of heart valves can be detected more accurately by auscultation than by ecg Why is this so?
An ECG is obtained from a patient with a few (Possibly 6 or 8) Sticky pads, that are connected to the wires, connected to the ECG itsself, that are stuck onto the body in different places. These can read the heartrate and record it onto the ECG monitor and they will be printed off by a special printer.