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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.