Title: The clinical value of the ECG in noncardiac conditions
Authors: Van Mieghem, Carlos ×
Sabbe, Marc
Knockaert, Daniel #
Issue Date: 8-Apr-2004
Publisher: Amer coll chest physicians
Series Title: Chest vol:125 issue:4 pages:1561-1576
Abstract: The ECG is an indispensable tool in the ICU for the detection and diagnosis of heart disease. ECG abnormalities however can be present in a wide variety of noncardiac conditions, complicating the differential diagnosis with primary cardiac pathology. This overview discusses the ECG abnormalities and their pathophysiologic basis in the most frequently encountered noncardiac conditions, such as electrolyte abnormalities, pulmonary embolism, CNS diseases, esophageal disorders, hypothermia, and drug-related and other conditions. Knowledge of the characteristic ECG changes may provide early clues to the presence of these disorders, the prompt recognition of which can be life saving.
ISSN: 0012-3692
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
Emergency Medicine
× corresponding author
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