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A 27-year-old female asked:

Is this nsvt? recorded with event monitor with only 2 electrodes? can it be an artifact, since i was touching the electrodes a lot?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Possible: Artifact can be confused for SVT
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Specialist: Artifact from motion may cause distortions of the tracing that simulate nonsustained ventricular tachycardia. An expert in interpretation of heart rhythm tracings is usually able to differentiate artifact from true ventricular dysrhythmia. If there's any doubt, the study should be repeated.

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