esophageal lead

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e·soph·a·ge·al lead

an electrocardiographic lead passed down the throat into the esophagus to record the electrocardiogram at various levels of the esophagus; especially useful for certain types of arrhythmias. Similarly, a transducer for echocardiography can be passed into the esophagus.

esophageal lead

[lēd]
1 an electrocardiographic conductor in which the exploring electrode is placed within the lumen of the esophagus. It is used to detect sizable atrial deflections as an aid in identifying cardiac arrhythmias.
2
Usage notes: (informal)
a tracing produced by such a lead on an electrocardiograph.

e·soph·a·ge·al lead

(ĕ-sof'ă-jē'ăl lēd)
An electrocardiographic lead passed down the throat into the esophagus to record the electrocardiogram at various levels of the esophagus; especially useful for certain types of arrhythmias. Similarly, a transducer for echocardiography can be passed into the esophagus.
Synonym(s): oesophageal lead, oesophageal lead.

esophageal lead

An ECG lead that is placed in the esophagus.
See also: lead