Journal article

The Footprints of Electrocardiographic Interference: Fact or Artefact

Harry G Mond, Haris M Haqqani

HEART LUNG AND CIRCULATION | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Corporeal and particularly extra-corporeal interference is a very common problem encountered with both resting electrocardiograph (ECG) tracings and ambulatory recordings. The interference may be either electrical or mechanical and if severe, may affect the interpretation of the tracings. The interference, seen as artefact, can be divided into obvious, subtle or complicated. Obvious artefact may result from poor electrode attachment or body motion, whereas electrical interference is predominantly 50 or 60 Hz alternating current or radiofrequency waves from power lines, electrical equipment, mobile phones, fluorescent lights and electrical diathermy. Careful attention to the application of el..

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