The Extremity and Circumferential Chest Lead Electrocardiogram in Induced Acute Coronary Insufficiency
The extremity and circumferential chest lead electrocardiogram (twenty-two leads) was studied in 8 patients with generalized coronary insufficiency induced by exercise. Over the right chest, posteriorly and laterally, there was noted RS-T elevation similar to but less pronounced than that occurring in lead aVR. These leads probably represent true or mixed cavity potentials. Standard leads revealed more marked RS-T alterations after exercise than did aV leads. In the left anterior chest leads, the greatest RS-T depression occurred in the left unipolar precordial leads representing the maximal voltage of the R wave—usually V4 or V5. The practical application of these findings is discussed in relation to routine two step exercise tests.
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