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Cardiac arrhythmias following lung resection in patients treated and untreated with digitalis prophylaxis.
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PMID:  2753624     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac arrhythmias and failure following lung resection in patients treated and untreated with digitalis prophylaxis have been evaluated. In 82 patients without digitalis (1st group) 11% tachyarrhythmias and 5.7% cardiac failures were noted. In 100 patients treated with digitalis (2nd group) 7% arrhythmias and no cardiac failures were registered. Among cardiac complications only one death in the first group was observed. The mean period of incidence of arrhythmias appears dilated in the digitalis group (3rd vs. 5th postoperative day) and this could be attributed to the early suspension of the drug.
S Baldi; D Libertucci; A Oliaro; C Mossetti; F Ardissone; B Albertino; A Stella; E Andorno
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International surgery     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0020-8868     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Surg     Publication Date:    1989 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-09-05     Completed Date:  1989-09-05     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0043524     Medline TA:  Int Surg     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  133-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Servizio di Fisiopatologia Respiratoria, Ospedale S. Giovanni, Torino.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / etiology,  prevention & control*
Digoxin / administration & dosage*,  therapeutic use
Middle Aged
Pneumonectomy / adverse effects*
Retrospective Studies
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