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The Twisted Leads Series

February 24, 2021

For the final week of Heart Awareness Month, we explore the most unusual cases of reversed and twisted leads while revisiting the fundamentals of ECG’s. Follow us to never miss a case!

1. Twisted Leads for Twisted Minds

Assoc Prof Mond shares this case to delve into unusual and classical patterns of twisted leads in 12-lead ECG, including the double twist, and shares the tell-tale footprints of all. Read more.

2. Can ECGs Cause Headaches?

Can ECGs cause headaches? Well this one might! Leading on from our last ECG topic, this week we further explore twisted leads but involving all limbs with “leg leads on arms” & “arm leads on legs” & the major defining footprints. Read more.

3. Report ECGs With Your Eyes Open!

This week, Assoc Prof Mond discusses abnormalities commonly missed by physicians when reporting on ECGs, with a focus on reversed arm leads and how to avoid serious misdiagnosis. Read more.

4. Dextrocardia and reversed limb leads

Some of you suggested dextrocardia in response to our case of reversed arm leads. This week shows that with dextrocardia the chest leads are very different and how to avoid misdiagnosis. Read more.

About Assoc Prof Harry Mond

In 49+ years as a practicing cardiologist, Assoc Prof Harry Mond has published 260+ published manuscripts & books. A co-founder of CardioScan, he remains Medical Director and oversees 500K+ heart studies each year.

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