Electrode placements for 12 lead ECG

Updated: Feb 20, 2020


12 lead ECG: 12 electrical views at 12 different angles

12 lead ECG requires 10 electrodes

The placements will be easy if we can memorize the location of the 7 electrodes coloured in blue

: RA, RL, LA, LL, V1, V2, V4

The location for the remaining 3 electrodes are derived from the location of V2 & V4

: V3, V5, V6


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