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Detection of right ventricular ischaemia during coronary surgery by means of a right precordial lead.
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PMID:  8889428     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study was designed to determine the intra-operative incidence of right-sided ventricular ischaemia and any association with left ventricular ischaemia. In 60 patients, undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, a right-sided precordial lead V5R was used. ST segment deviation of more than 1 mm in V5R was considered significant for myocardial ischaemia. Right ventricular ischaemia occurred in 14 patients (23.3%) but was not associated with left ventricular inferior wall ischaemia. In 4 patients (6.6%) presenting with right ventricular ischaemia, ischaemia of the left inferior wall also developed but in all cases was transient and disappeared by the end of surgery. No myocardial infarction was detected in the post-operative period. The present study showed that the use of a right-sided lead may improve intra-operative electrocardiographic monitoring, by revealing ischaemia in those patients in whom ECG abnormalities were not detected by conventional leads. The transient right ventricular ischaemia recorded in this study was probably related to a reduced hypothermic protection of the right ventricle during aortic cross clamping.
L Pagani; M Simeone; G Franciosi; M Cao; F Loria; G Pelosi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of anaesthesiology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0265-0215     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Anaesthesiol     Publication Date:  1996 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-31     Completed Date:  1997-01-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411711     Medline TA:  Eur J Anaesthesiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  511-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Servizio di Anestesia e Rianimazione II, Ospedale Maggiore della Carità-Novara, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Electrocardiography* / methods
Intraoperative Complications / diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Monitoring, Intraoperative / methods
Myocardial Ischemia / diagnosis*
Ventricular Function, Right*

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