A CRM system enhances intracardiac electrogram-based arrhythmia detection using a wireless electrocardiogram (ECG), which is a signal sensed with implantable electrodes and approximating a surface ECG. In one embodiment, an intracardiac electrogram allows for detection of an arrhythmia, and the wireless ECG allows for classification of the detected arrhythmia by locating its origin. In another embodiment, the wireless ECG is sensed as a substitute signal for the intracardiac electrogram when the sensing of the intracardiac electrogram becomes unreliable. In another embodiment, a cardiac signal needed for a particular purpose is selected from one or more intracardiac electrograms and one or more wireless ECGs based on a desirable signal quality. In another embodiment, intracardiac electrogram-based arrhythmia detection and wireless ECG-based arrhythmia detection confirm with each other before indicating a detection of arrhythmia of a certain type.