ECG changes in patients with acute ethanol intoxication

  title={ECG changes in patients with acute ethanol intoxication},
  author={Willy Aaseb{\o} and Jan Erikssen and J{\o}rgen Jonsbu and Knut Stavem},
  journal={Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal},
  pages={79 - 84}
Objectives. To assess how ethanol in potential lethal serum concentrations affects features of the ECG that may be associated with cardiac arrhythmias. Design. We included 84 patients, who were hospitalised with assumed acute ethanol intoxication. In the emergency room resting ECG was recorded and blood was collected for serum osmolality measurement used as a proxy for ethanol level. Thirty-two also had ECG recorded at discharge. Twenty-seven hospitalised patients without known alcohol… 

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