January 2008 Vol 54 No 1

Guidelines for the Detection of ECG Limb Lead Misplacements

January 17, 2008

Resident and Staff

Misplaced leads can result in ECG tracing that mimic a variety of abnormalities, including lateral-wall myocardial infarction or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The authors outline the 24 common variations and their potential misdiagnoses.