Sensor Placement - Cardiac Monitoring.
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The three sensors applied may be placed in a few different locations, but ultimately they form a "triangle" around the heart.
This often referred to as Einthoven's Triangle.
- One sensor is placed on either the right wrist, right deltoid or upper outer aspect of the chest, just inside the right shoulder.
- The next sensor is placed on either the left wrist, left deltoid or upper outer aspect of the chest, just inside the left shoulder.
- Finally, this last sensor is placed at either the inner left lower leg (just above the ankle) or at the left lateral costal margin of the ribs.
Authors and ReviewersAuthored by Thomas O'Brien
Medically reviewed by Dr. Jonathan Keroes, MD, Cardiology
Last Update: 11/8/2020