Carbon monoxide poisoning - a cause of increased QT dispersion


Gurkan Y. , Canatay H., Toprak A., Ural E., Toker K.

ACTA ANAESTHESIOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA, vol.46, no.2, pp.180-183, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1034/j.1399-6576.2002.460210.x
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ANAESTHESIOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.180-183

Abstract

Background: Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is associated with direct cardiovascular toxicity. QT dispersion (QTd) of the ECG is an indirect measure of heterogeneity of ventricular repolarization, which may contribute to ventricular arrhythmias. Our aim was to study QTd in patients with acute CO poisoning.