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The humble electrocardiogram.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18230709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Many patients with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions presenting with transient loss of consciousness are referred first to neurology clinics. Therefore, neurologists must remain competent to interpret electrocardiograms (ECGs) and in particular be able to identify those rare conditions that predict sudden cardiac death. A 12-lead ECG is cheap and readily available, and can give essential diagnostic information. Here the authors review abnormalities in, and indications for, the ECG in neurological practice.
Eleanor Marsh; Peter O'Callaghan; Philip Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Practical neurology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1474-7766     ISO Abbreviation:  Pract Neurol     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-30     Completed Date:  2008-02-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101130961     Medline TA:  Pract Neurol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  46-59     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anticonvulsants / adverse effects
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis,  etiology
Brain Diseases / complications
Heart / drug effects
Nervous System Diseases / complications,  drug therapy
Neurology / methods*
Phenytoin / adverse effects
Unconsciousness / diagnosis,  etiology
Vasodilator Agents / adverse effects
Verapamil / adverse effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticonvulsants; 0/Vasodilator Agents; 52-53-9/Verapamil; 57-41-0/Phenytoin

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