New ECG changes associated with a tension pneumothorax: A case report

Brian Strizik, Robert Forman

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Abstract

This ease report reveals new ECG changes associated with a left tension pneumothorax, specifically, PR-segment elevation in the inferior leads and reciprocal PR-segment depression in the aVR lead. A mechanism of atrial injury and/or ischemia is proposed as the cause, and the ECG changes associated with a left tension pneumothorax are briefly reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1742-1744
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume115
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

Keywords

  • Atrial injury
  • Atrial ischemia
  • ECG
  • PR segment
  • Tension pneumothorax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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