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What kinds of things are considered artifacts that would effect a heart monitor and what's seen on the screen for the heart rate?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Artifacts

Any source of electrical input other than the signal coming from the heart can cause artifact.
Examples are skin contact, electrical line interference, poor electrode contact, external current induction, electrical line flux and others.

In brief: Artifacts

Any source of electrical input other than the signal coming from the heart can cause artifact.
Examples are skin contact, electrical line interference, poor electrode contact, external current induction, electrical line flux and others.
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