Continuous ambulatory electrocardiography among workers exposed to methylmethacrylate.

  title={Continuous ambulatory electrocardiography among workers exposed to methylmethacrylate.},
  author={Thierry Marez and Pirouz Shirali and Jean M Haguenoer},
  journal={International archives of occupational and environmental health},
  volume={64 5},
Methylmethacrylate (MMA), a widely used monomer in the manufacture of acrylic polymers, has been reported to cause cardiac troubles in industrial workers. The effects of MMA on the heart was assessed by continuous ambulatory electrocardiographic records. The study was performed in 22 occupationally exposed workers and in 18 healthy controls. Our study did not support the hypothesis that MMA is responsible for cardiomyodystrophy. However, supraventricular and ventricular ectopic beats were… CONTINUE READING