What are the contraindications for electrocardiography (ECG)?

Updated: Mar 11, 2019
  • Author: Tarek Ajam, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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No absolute contraindications to performing an ECG exist, other than patient refusal. Some patients may have allergies or, more commonly, sensitivities to the adhesive used to affix the leads; in these cases, hypoallergenic alternatives are available from various manufacturers.


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