What is the role of electrocardiography in the evaluation of organophosphate (OP) toxicity?

Updated: Sep 22, 2018
  • Author: Kenneth D Katz, MD, FAAEM, ABMT; Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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ECG findings include prolonged QTc interval, elevated ST segments, and inverted T waves. [14] Although sinus tachycardia is the most common finding in the poisoned patient, sinus bradycardia with PR prolongation can develop with increasing toxicity due to excessive parasympathetic activation.


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