Electrocardiographic artifacts are defined as electrocardiographic alterations, not related to cardiac electrical activity. As a result of artifacts, the components of the electrocardiogram (ECG) such as the baseline and waves can be distorted. Motion artifacts are due to shaking with rhythmic movement.Sep 20, 2017 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6931710/#:~:text=Electrocardiographic%20artifacts%20are%20defined%20as,to%20shaking%20with%20rhythmic%20movement.
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Tremor induced artifact can be misinterpreted as supraventricular tachyarrhythmias or ventricular arrhythmias if the amplitude is sufficient (13). Several clinical and electrographic characteristics to differentiate tremor induced artifacts from cardiac arrhythmias should be routinely observed. When obtaining an EKG, it is prudent to minimize environmental interference, such as patient movement from speaking, electromagnetic interference from cell phones, and to limit muscle tremor if possible (i.e., hyp…
A 48-hour Holter monitoring in the clinic later confirmed consistent sinus rhythm with no evidence of any arrhythmias Tremor induced artifacts can be mistaken for arrhythmias. Correct and accurate diagnosis is critically important, in order to avoid wrong treatment and unnecessary interventions. Our case illustrates the importance of recognizing artifact related ECG changes to prevent unnecessary treatment and hospital admissions.
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