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Augmented Limb Leads - Cardiac Monitoring.


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Discussion

The heart is the "negative" pole or terminus for all augmented leads.

The sensor on the skin surface is the positive (+) pole.

Augmented leads are "unipolar" due to one sensor being on the skin surface.

The flow of electricity is measured from the heart to either the:

  • right arm (aVR)
  • left arm (aVL)
  • left leg or foot (aVF)


Authors and Reviewers

Authored by Thomas O'Brien
Medically reviewed by Dr. Jonathan Keroes, MD, Cardiology
Last Update: 11/8/2020




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