Einthoven's law

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Einthoven's law

if electrocardiograms are taken simultaneously with the three limb leads, at any given instant the potential in lead II is equal to the sum of the potentials in leads I and III.


Dutch physiologist, discoverer of the electrocardiogram.

Einthoven's law
the potential differences between the bipolar leads measured simultaneously will, at any given moment, have the values II  = I + III.
Einthoven triangle
an equilateral triangle used as a model of the standard limb leads used in electrocardiography.