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Rapid atrial fibrillation following tube thoracostomy insertion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12965324     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of trauma patient, whose heart rhythm and rate changed from sinus tachycardia to rapid atrial fibrillation. The change occurred immediately after the insertion of left thoracostomy tube. The patient did not respond to pharmacological treatment. Only when the tube was pulled out, the rhythm returned to sinus. Chest radiogram shows the position of the tube, in close proximity to the cardiac silhouette.
Michal Barak; Dmitri Iaroshevski; Avishai Ziser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1010-7940     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-10     Completed Date:  2003-12-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  461-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa 31096, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / etiology*
Chest Tubes / adverse effects*
Device Removal
Multiple Trauma / surgery
Thoracic Injuries / surgery
Thoracostomy / adverse effects*

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