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The need for a book on this subject is attested to by the poor quality of the electrocardiograms often presented to the electrocardiographer not only by students, house staff, and referring physicians but even by experienced technicians. How to Produce a Readable Electrocardiogram is a detailed and comprehensive discussion of electrocardiographic technique, its problems and pitfalls. The instrument, procedure for recording an electrocardiogram, errors, and artifacts are thoroughly covered, and suggestions for mounting and filing tracings are outlined. There is also a short section on the performance of stress tests.
Although the importance of technical problems in electrocardiography certainly deserves
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How to Produce a Readable Electrocardiogram.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:187–188. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-1-187_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(1):187-188.
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