Hi dear all what does it mean when the ECG report showing artifact lead I
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What does artifact mean? Artifact....may be defined as an object that has been intentionally made or produced.....which are not manifestations of the natural phenomena.
Usually a loose lead wire and/monitor patch on that particular lead. Electrode Placement http://www.nursecom.com/ECGprimer.pdf
Last edit by Esme12 on May 20, '12