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Computerised evaluation of the electrocardiogram during and for a short period after gall bladder surgery.
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PMID:  2800989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Long-term ECG recording on tape (LTER) was performed in 32 consecutive patients undergoing cholecystectomy. Twenty-two of the patients recorded showed ST-segment changes during the per- and early post-operative period. ST-segment depression was the most common change seen in 17 patients; however, 12 patients showed ST-segment elevation. In only nine patients were the ST-segment changes seen to be associated with major changes in pulse or blood pressure. ST-segment changes were seen as frequently in patients with, as without, known cardiovascular disease. All patients had an uncomplicated postoperative course and no case of myocardial infarction was seen. ST-segment changes during elective surgery seem to be a common phenomenon. The etiology of the observed changes is not clear and its value in the detection of per- or postoperative myocardial ischemia needs to be further evaluated.
J Jakobsson; N Rehnqvist; S Davidson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0001-5172     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Anaesthesiol Scand     Publication Date:  1989 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-11-03     Completed Date:  1989-11-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370270     Medline TA:  Acta Anaesthesiol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  474-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesiology, Karolinska Institute, Danderyds University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Coronary Disease / diagnosis*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Intraoperative Care
Middle Aged
Postoperative Care

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