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Lead

Payment of a financial obligation earlier than is expected or required.

lead

A heavy metal shown to cause learning disabilities, behavioral problems, seizures, and even death in children.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 3 to 4 million children had elevated lead levels in their blood in 1978. The number has now been reduced to several hundred thousand, but elevated lead levels in blood is still the leading environmentally induced illness in children.

Federal law that went into effect in 1996 requires sellers and landlords of properties built before 1978 (when lead-based paint became illegal) to do the following before any contract or lease becomes final:

1. Provide a copy of the EPA booklet, “Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home.”
2. Disclose any known information concerning lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards.
3. Provide any records and reports on lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards.
4. Include an attachment to the contract or lease (or language inserted in the lease itself) that includes a lead warning statement and confirms that the seller or landlord has complied with all notification requirements.
5. Provide home buyers a 10-day period to conduct a paint inspection or risk assessment for lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards.

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(1,2) By the same token ST-segment depression in lead III, the reciprocal lead to I and aVL, (3) may be more impressive than the ST elevation in those leads in high lateral ischemic injury (Figure).
S waves in lead I and Q waves in lead III with T-wave inversion in III); 5) shift in the transition zone (R5S) to V5 or further leftward; 6) complete or incomplete RBBB; 7) peripheral low voltage (in the limb leads); 8) pseudoinfarction pattern (prominent Q waves) in leads III and aVF; 9) ST segment elevation 0.1 mV over the right (V2-V3) or the left (V4-V6) precordial leads; 10) ST segment depression [greater than or equal to] 0.05 mV over the right or the left precordial leads; and 11) T-wave inversion over the right or the left precordial leads.
Amplitudes were highest in lead III and were so low as to be virtually immeasurable in lead I.
The classic ECG findings of right ventricular strain in the presence of PE are S waves in lead I, Q waves in lead III, and inverted T waves in lead III (S1Q3T3).