Cardiac Arrhythmias and Electrocardiographic Changes During Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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Ninety-two patients undergoing upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy were monitored with holter recording for electrocardiographic changes during the procedures. The electrocardiographic changes were seen in 20.6% of the patients. These included cardiac arrhythmias in 16.2% and ischemic ST-T changes in 4.4% of the patients. The incidence of these changes was more in patients with cardiac (36%) or pulmonary disease (25%) than in patients with no clinical cardiac or pulmonary problem (16%). The patients with baseline electrocardiographic abnormalities also showed higher incidence of such electrocardiographic changes during the endoscopic procedures when compared with patients with normal baseline electrocardiograms (32% vs. 16%).
Gupta, S. C.,
Suryaprasad, A. G.,
& Markert, R. J.
(1990). Cardiac Arrhythmias and Electrocardiographic Changes During Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Military Medicine, 155 (1), 9-11.