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Arrhythmias during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.
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PMID:  533013     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Electrocardiographic monitoring of 52 consecutive patients undergoing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed that arrhythmias during the procedures were common (38.5%) and tended to occur more frequently in the elderly (75%), in persons with heart disease (54.5%), and in persons with chronic lung disease (89%). The incidence of ventricular premature contractions in patient with no evidence of heart or lung disease was 19%. In one patient with advanced chronic lung disease, the procedure had to be terminated because of development of high-degree atrioventricular block. A high incidence of arrhythmias during endoscopy has not been previously reported in patients with chronic lung disease.
P K Mathew; F V Ona; K Damevski; W A Wallace
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0003-3197     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  1979 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-04-26     Completed Date:  1980-04-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  834-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / etiology*
Chronic Disease
Gastroscopy / adverse effects*
Heart Diseases
Lung Diseases
Middle Aged

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