Einthoven


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Einthoven

(Dutch ˈɛɪnthoːvə)
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(Biography) Willem. 1860–1927, Dutch physiologist. A pioneer of electrocardiography, he was awarded the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine in 1924
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Noun1.Einthoven - Dutch physiologist who devised the first electrocardiograph (1860-1927)
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Holland physiologist Willem Einthoven developed the electrocardiogram (EKG) in 1903, and tireless efforts of Paul Dudley White finally led to its acceptance in American medical practice.
In 1905, a Dutch physician, Wilhem Einthoven, performed an early form of telemedicine by transmitting electrocardiogram data from a distance, and in 1924, Hugo Gernsback invented a "fantasy" telemedicine tool with robotic fingers and a projected video to remotely examine patients.
The ECG electrodes were placed on the body with Einthoven triangular forms to acquire lead-II derivation.
Since the invention of the Einthoven rules, it has been used as a diagnostic feature to identify electrical propagation of cardiac muscles, which means that it has valuable information regarding cardiac situation of a patient.
For obtaining a standard bipolar lead ECG, needle electrodes were attached intramuscularly in a modified Einthoven lead system.
En 1903, comienza a trabajar como profesor asistente en el Instituto Fisiologico de la Universidad de Berlin, en donde aplica el novedoso metodo de la electrocardiografia, en el que habia sido formado por el fisiologo holandes y futuro premio Nobel, Willem Einthoven.
DISCUSSION: Soon after the advent of electrocardiography it was recognized by Einthoven and others that characteristic deviation occurs in association with hypertrophy of cardiac chambers (Gubner et al, 1943).
10] Einthoven transmitted electrocardiograms over the telephone in 1905, and Brown developed an electronic stethoscope, with tele-auscultation performed in 1910.