Treacherous technician syndrome
refers to a limb lead reversal that usually occurs due to the technical error of reversing the right and left arm electrodes. Treacherous technician syndrome has become more common as non-experienced personnel replace electrocardiogram technicians
. Treacherous technician syndrome is the most common cause of situs inversus
Limb-lead reversals (LLRs) remain clinically problematic.
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