Nocturnal vs diurnal cardiac arrhythmias in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Flick1979NocturnalVD,
  title={Nocturnal vs diurnal cardiac arrhythmias in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Michael R. Flick and Alan J. Block},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1979},
  volume={75 1},
  pages={
          8-11
        }
}
Continuous electrocardiograms were recorded from ten patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. During 24 hours of recording, the patients breathed air; and for 24 hours, they breathed oxygen at 2 L/min by nasal cannula. Oxygenation, as monitored by ear oximetric studies and by periodic analysis of arterial blood, showed frequent nocturnal desaturation. Nine patients demonstrated arrhythmias during the monitoring period, and the frequency of premature ventricular contractions was… CONTINUE READING

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