Electrocardiography, Dr. D. Penney



Table 7. EINTHOVEN'S TRIANGLE

Triangle formed from shoulder to crotch to shoulder; mathematics based upon certain assumptions, all of which were wrong.

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  • Heart is an electrical dipole in an equilateral triangle.

  • Heart is in the center, bordered by the right arm, left arm, left leg.

  • The body is a volume conductor, all components of same electrical resistance.

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