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Acupuncture Today – November, 2019, Vol. 20, Issue 11

Translating Electrocardiogram Findings in TCM Pulse Description

By Shellie Rosen, DOM, LAc
In 1902, the first electrocardiograph device used a galvanometer made of string to measure the heart's electrical activity. Then, in the 1950s a 12-lead electrocardiogram became available to detect arrhythmias and heart diseases. The electrocardiogram soon became essential for health care providers as a non-invasive, affordable, tool that provided information quickly about the status of a patient's heart. 

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