My doctor implied that I may have been moving the holter monitor a lot and that affected the holter test results. I don't think I did. What could cause "significant artifact in extreme proportions"? I have muscle twitching so can that be something that affects it? Should I get another test done ?
As I understand your post your test didn't produce usable results, so it seems another try in in order.
If another test run is to be made be sure you have the proper management tools/training. It is critically important that the sensors (pickups) be placed properly. I know that when wearing a long term (couple of weeks or thereabouts) monitor I had to install the sensors each day and the monitor was read out often so if the reports looked "strange" I'd get a call asking me to check out my installation.
I too wore a month long monitor, and had a couple of days of what was referred to as "poor recordings". Unfortunately, I also had a couple of events that were garbled to a point of being unreadable. In my case, I had either improperly place the electrode, or the electrode was not getting good conduction with my skin. In other words the "artifacts" were not being generated by my heart, but I guess could be called static on the recording. I also made sure that if I had an event, I paused or sat still hoping to insure a good recording.
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