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What are PPP's?

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What are PPP's and what if they are found low on an ECG?

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The answer

The electrocardiogram (ECG) is used to measure the electrical activity within the heart and has been used for many years to detect heart problems and is still a first line of cardiac investigation. A 'phased plane plot' (PPP) is a computerised method in which the ECG data can be used to analyse the variability in heart beat electrical activity, helping to detect potential abnormalities. The use of this method may be more sensitive in picking up ECG abnormalities. It can be used to detect heart rhythm irregularities such as atrial fibrillation and other heart conditions. The risk of having a particular cardiac condition is sometimes quoted as percentage risk but you will need to check with your cardiologist as to the results in your particular case.

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