Electrocardiography (ECG/EKG) is the process of recording the heart’s electrical activity over a period of time using electrodes that are placed on the patient’s skin.
ECG is a fundamental diagnostic tool in today’s medical world.
It is a pain free, non-invasive and cheap procedure that yields results with a high diagnostic value.
Because of its complexity and implications if done incorrectly, the interpretation of an ECG-graph requires highly trained and experienced healthcare professionals such as cardiologist or cardiac technicians.
However, interpretation of a faulty ECG as a result of errors made during the recording like misplaced electrodes could lead to potentially harmful treatment to the patient.