The Relationship between Limb and Adjacent Trunk Potentials in the Dog
Potential measurements were made of limbs and the adjacent regions of the trunk employing an intrathoracic bipole as a current source. The potential of the most proximal portion of the forelimb was intermediate between that of the trunk and the more distal portion. The potential below the elbow was essentially uniform and was approximately equal to the potential at the junction of the middle and caudal thirds of the region of attachment of the limb to the trunk. The value of these data in relation to electrocardiographic practice is considered.
- Received May 19, 1954.
- © 1954 American Heart Association, Inc.