Electrocardiographic changes in patients with spontaneous pneumothorax.

  title={Electrocardiographic changes in patients with spontaneous pneumothorax.},
  author={Rafał Krenke and Jacek Nasilowski and Tadeusz Przybylowski and Ryszarda Chazan},
  journal={Journal of physiology and pharmacology : an official journal of the Polish Physiological Society},
  volume={59 Suppl 6},
The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of electrocardiography (ECG) abnormalities in subjects with spontaneous pneumothorax. Forty consecutive patients (mean age 43.7 +/-19.1 years) with spontaneous pneumothorax participated in the study. There were 22 cases of left-sided and 18 cases of right-sided pneumothorax. The mean relative volume of pneumothorax was 51.4 +/-24.7% according to the Light's index and 53.5 +/-22.9% according to the Rhea method. Heart rate was significantly… CONTINUE READING
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