NCLEX Quick Tips

Heart Sounds and EKG Placement Guide

Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG*) is the process of recording the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time using electrodes placed on the skin. These electrodes detect the tiny electrical changes on the skin that arise from the heart muscle’s electrophysiologic pattern of depolarizing during each heartbeat. It is a very commonly performed cardiology test.

Here’s how to place the leads for EKG or ECG

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