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: 2012  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 118-

Pseudo-arrhythmic ECG artifact


Satyajeet Singh, Naveen Garg, Aditya Kapoor 
 Department of Cardiology, Sanjay Gandhi PGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Aditya Kapoor
Sanjay Gandhi PGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India




How to cite this article:
Singh S, Garg N, Kapoor A. Pseudo-arrhythmic ECG artifact.Heart Views 2012;13:118-118


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Singh S, Garg N, Kapoor A. Pseudo-arrhythmic ECG artifact. Heart Views [serial online] 2012 [cited 2022 Aug 9 ];13:118-118
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The above is a Holter examination of a patient referred for evaluation of occasional complaints of pulsed beats.

Holter analysis revealed bizarre wide QRS morphology which on initial examination suggested ventricular tachycardia [Figure 1]a-b. The patient was completely asymptomatic during the episode. The recording in channel 3 revealed a completely normal QRS pattern [Figure 1]c.{Figure 1}

ECG artifacts can be confused with supraventricular or ventricular arrhythmias which can occasionally lead to unnecessary investigations and injudicious therapeutic interventions.