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ECG changes in pneumothorax. A unique finding and proposed mechanism.
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PMID:  6734277     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient with anterior myocardial infarction had bilateral pneumothoraces. Left pneumothorax was associated with reappearance of precordial R waves, while right pneumothorax caused no ECG change. This previously undescribed finding suggests the importance of air insulating the chest wall, rather than cardiac rotation, dilatation, or displacement as a mechanism of the ECG change.
T Feldman; C T January
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1984 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-08-03     Completed Date:  1984-08-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Middle Aged
Pneumothorax / diagnosis*
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