LAM Extra for General Practicioners

[ECG ARTEFACTS]

TOMCSÁNYI János, BEZZEG Péter

DECEMBER 15, 2011

LAM Extra for General Practicioners - 2011;3(05)

[The recognition of ECG artefacts is becoming increasingly important for physicians working in the field of internal medicine. At the same time, however, very little information about artefacts is published in either articles or textbooks. The authors provide a summary of the generation, types and recognition of ECG artefacts. The aim of the article is to draw the attention of clinicians to the dangers of this increasingly common phenomenon. Unrecognised artefacts can often prompt further (unnecessary) investigations and may result in establishing wrong diagnosis as well as erroneous treatment decisions.]

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