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    ECGs In COVID-19

    Posted by Lindsay White on Apr 10, 2020 5:30:10 PM

    By James H. O’Keefe, MD FACC, author of The Complete Guide to ECGs: A Comprehensive Study Guide to Improve ECG Interpretation Skills, Fifth Edition

     

    The most common arrhythmia seen in COVID-19 patients is sinus tachycardia, but other pathologic arrhythmias such as atrial flutter and/or fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, and bradyarrhythmia can occur especially among critically ill patients. However, the vast majority of patients presenting with COVID-19 will not have symptoms or signs of arrhythmias or conduction system disease.

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    Topics: ECG, COVID-19

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