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Electrocardiographic Terms.  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
Published Online: 
Feb 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0014.022.0010
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International standardization of electrocardiographic nomenclature dates back to the mid-20th century.1 , 2 , 3 , 4 The preferred abbreviation for electrocardiogram and electrocardiographic is ECG, not EKG. In the following examples of ECG terms, note the use of capitals, lowercase letters, subscripts, and hyphens. Leads (recording electrodes) are designated in ...

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