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ECG high while the patient is still. What can be the cause?

I am taking an ECG of a pt who is laying completely still, and is in a normal sinus rhythm , but the ECG looks like he is riding in the back of an ambulance. The lines themselves are shakey looking but normal as far as rhythm. This is the 3rd ECG of the morning and the machine was working fine. Is there anything that may be causing this?
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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it is not feasible to know the exact cause abnormality in for tracings unless one sees the ECG. The ECG may it self be showing something abnormal pertaining to heart or there may be problems with the equipment like improper earthing or the patient may be shivering or there can be improper gel application. at times precordial leads are not properly adherent to chest wall.
please discuss with your cardiologist and get enlightened.
Answered: Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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