Interpretation of adult ECG

Electrocardiography (ECG) plays an essential role in the diagnostics and acute care of many heart diseases (e.g. acute coronary syndrome, arrhythmias).The interpretation of an electrocardiogram should be performed systematically and taking all leads into account. The findings should always be set in proportion to the patient history. Interpretations provided by the ECG device can be used in assistance but they should not be blindly relied upon.