What is the role of electrocardiography in the evaluation of carbon monoxide (CO) toxicity?

Updated: Sep 18, 2018
  • Author: Guy N Shochat, MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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On electrocardiography, sinus tachycardia is the most common abnormality. Arrhythmias may be secondary to hypoxia, ischemia, or infarction. Even low HbCO levels can have a severe impact on patients with cardiovascular disease.


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