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B fine, end-inspiratory bilateral basal crepitations Fig. 2 Potential confusion caused by lack of annotation. (A) This diagram is usually used to represent bilateral basal crepitations secondary to pulmonary oedema. However, the same diagram can be used to represent coarse inspiratory crepitations due to bronchiectasis. (B) This diagram is unequivocal and confirms the finding of pulmonary oedema. 18 At the end of the clerking • An ‘impression’ and a list of differential diagnoses – with the most likely at the top of the list.
6. V6 – mid-axillary line at same level. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. 00004-9 Chest leads The chest leads: • Are the precordial leads V1 to V6 and are unipolar (as seen by the prefix V). • They each record the difference between the voltage at their location and zero. 23 Common investigations Fig. 1 Lead positions for electrocardiography. LA, left arm; LF, left foot; RA, right arm; RF, right foot. Ride Your RA clavicle LA 4th intercostal space ribs V1 V2 V3 Bike I RA LA II III V5 V6 Green RF A V4 LF QRS axis The normal axis is between À30 and þ90 (Fig.
The information is obtained by connecting the electrode to a central point, which is said to have zero voltage (the reference electrode). • AVR records the difference between RA and zero. • AVL records the difference between LA and zero. • AVF records the difference between LF and zero. There are six chest leads: 1. 2. 3. 4. V1 – fourth right intercostal space. V2 – fourth left intercostal space. V3 – between V2 and V4. V4 – cardiac apex – you need to feel for it before placing the lead. 5. V5 – anterior axillary line at same level as V4.