The electrocardiogram is a simple test that doesn’t cause any discomfort and has no risk for the patient and is very useful for the diagnosis of several conditions. It is a test that records the electrical activity of the heart that occurs in each heartbeat.
This electrical activity is recorded from the patient’s body surface and is drawn on a paper so we have a graphic representation, where different waves representing the electrical stimuli of the atria and the ventricles are observed. The device with which the electrocardiogram is obtained is called an electrocardiograph. The Cardioline VET 600 is a digital electrocardiograph capable of simultaneously capturing and digitizing 7 ECG leads and printing them with the integrated thermal printer.