What is included in postprocedure care following 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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After having obtained an acceptable tracing, remove the ECG leads and help the patient off the examination table. In the event that the adhesive from the electrodes is not easily removed from the skin, the patient may be given an alcohol pad or moist paper towel to aid in its removal.


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