12-lead ECG, the Copenhagen method

In equine medicine, 12-lead ECGs are rarely used, which may in part be a result of shortcomings in the previous guidelines. These guidelines originates from the 1950’s where it was custom to place the limb lead electrodes on the legs.

We now know that this is inappropriate from an electrophysiological point-of-view and the standard 3-lead ECG are placed on the thorax of the horse to capture the mean electrical axis. We therefore decided to develop a new method for 12-lead ECGs where the limb lead electrodes were placed on the thorax.

Read more about the project: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jvim.15980