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EKG

traces the electrical activity of the heart

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Atrioventricular Node (AV Node)

the electrical relay station between the upper and lower chambers of the heart; stimulated after the sinoatrial node fires

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Sinoatrial Node (SA Node)

the human "pacemaker" is located in the right atrium of the heart

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Electrodes

small pads or patches that are attached to the skin and connected to the leads (ensure skin is clean and dry; may hold down leads with cloth tape if needed)

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Holter Monitor

worn by a patient for 24 hours to evaluate heart function; patient must not bathe or shower to prevent electrodes from getting wet

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Leads

an electrical connection attached to the body to perform an EKG

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Ground Lead

placed on the right leg

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Precordial Leads

placed on the chest