How to read ECG paper? How to install the paper of the electrocardiograph?

Time : 2022-12-15

Introduction: The electrocardiogram is a must-check item in many types of physical examination items. The electrocardiogram of the electrocardiogram examination looks very complicated, and many people do not know how to understand it. Next, let's take a look together, what do you think of ECG paper? How to install the drawing of the electrocardiograph?


How do you read the electrocardiogram?

1. P wave: P wave is produced by atrial depolarization and is the first wave in each wave group. It reflects the depolarization process of left and right atrium. The first half represents the right atrium and the second half represents the left atrium. Normal P wave width ≤ 0.11s.

2. QRS complex: The QRS complex consists of three closely connected waves. The first downward wave is called the Q wave, and a high-pointed upright wave following the Q wave is called the R wave. After the R wave, it goes down The waves are called S waves. The QRS complex represents the Purkinje fibers that conduct excitation from the atrioventricular node and can be used as a sign of ventricular contraction.

3. T wave: T wave is located after the S-T segment and represents the diastole of the ventricle. It is a relatively low wave with a long duration, which is produced by the repolarization of the ventricle. Early T waves of myocardial infarction appear as abnormally high peaks.

4. U wave: It is a very small waveform that appears after the T wave, and is generally considered to be the "post-stimulation potential" of myocardial excitation.

How to install the paper of the ECG machine?

Roll-type ECG paper are relatively simple to operate, just like loading paper rolls, take off the old one, replace it with a new roll, and install it after the orientation is correct. Warehouse-style ECG paper need to be unpacked first, and the direction is aligned. Generally, there are arrows marking up and down. If there are no arrows, look at the two ends. The red one is the bottom, and the one without it is the upper part. Or look at the black sensing point, usually at the bottom. Pull the bottom out a bit to close the hatch and it's installed.

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