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Where is the central terminal located? In search of understanding the use of the Wilson central terminal for production of 9 of the standard 12 electrocardiogram leads

Bacharova, L; Selvester, R H; Engblom, Henrik LU and Wagner, G S (2005) In Journal of Electrocardiology 38(2). p.119-127
Abstract
The aim of this study was to evaluate the understanding of the term central terminal (CT) and to consider the consequences of this level of understanding. A total of 150 questionnaires was distributed during the 30th International Congress of Electrocardiology 2003, Helsinki, Finland; 42 (28%) of the anonymous questionnaires returned were considered adequate for the purpose of this study. The questionnaire addressed the following areas of interest: (1) the location of the CT; (2) the location of the negative poles of unipolar leads; (3) the naming of the electrocardiogram lead groups; (4) the relationship between the leads and cardiac electrical views; and (5) impact on accuracy of clinical diagnosis. The findings revealed diversity in... (More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the understanding of the term central terminal (CT) and to consider the consequences of this level of understanding. A total of 150 questionnaires was distributed during the 30th International Congress of Electrocardiology 2003, Helsinki, Finland; 42 (28%) of the anonymous questionnaires returned were considered adequate for the purpose of this study. The questionnaire addressed the following areas of interest: (1) the location of the CT; (2) the location of the negative poles of unipolar leads; (3) the naming of the electrocardiogram lead groups; (4) the relationship between the leads and cardiac electrical views; and (5) impact on accuracy of clinical diagnosis. The findings revealed diversity in understanding the basic term, a shift in understanding the term CT to abstract/theoretical understanding, and gaps in understanding the concept of CT and the more recent theories of the cardiac electric field. (Less)
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clinical diagnostics, central terminal, unipolar leads
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Journal of Electrocardiology
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38
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2
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119 - 127
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Elsevier
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1532-8430
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10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2005.01.002
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English
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to evaluate the understanding of the term central terminal (CT) and to consider the consequences of this level of understanding. A total of 150 questionnaires was distributed during the 30th International Congress of Electrocardiology 2003, Helsinki, Finland; 42 (28%) of the anonymous questionnaires returned were considered adequate for the purpose of this study. The questionnaire addressed the following areas of interest: (1) the location of the CT; (2) the location of the negative poles of unipolar leads; (3) the naming of the electrocardiogram lead groups; (4) the relationship between the leads and cardiac electrical views; and (5) impact on accuracy of clinical diagnosis. The findings revealed diversity in understanding the basic term, a shift in understanding the term CT to abstract/theoretical understanding, and gaps in understanding the concept of CT and the more recent theories of the cardiac electric field.},
  author       = {Bacharova, L and Selvester, R H and Engblom, Henrik and Wagner, G S},
  issn         = {1532-8430},
  keyword      = {clinical diagnostics,central terminal,unipolar leads},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {119--127},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Journal of Electrocardiology},
  title        = {Where is the central terminal located? In search of understanding the use of the Wilson central terminal for production of 9 of the standard 12 electrocardiogram leads},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2005.01.002},
  volume       = {38},
  year         = {2005},
}