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Vol 17, No 1 (2022)
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Electrocardiographic changes in patients with COVID-19

Patryk Siedlecki1, Małgorzata Kurpesa1
Folia Cardiologica 2022;17(1):35-39.

Abstract

Electrocardiography is one of the basic diagnostic tests performed in hospitalized coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. Due to its wide availability and low cost, it is useful in the initial evaluation of COVID-19 patients with a history of cardiovascular disease, and patients with suspected cardiovascular complications in the course of the infection. Electrocardiographic findings seen in COVID-19 patients may include P wave and atrioventricular conduction abnormalities, QRS complex alterations including their fragmentation, evidence of right ventricular overload, ST-T changes, and QTc interval prolongation. The most common cardiac arrhythmias are supraventricular arrhythmias, particularly atrial fibrillation.

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