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Vol 10, Supp. C (2015)
Case Reports
Published online: 2016-07-22
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ECG analysis is not only the role of a doctor…

Izabela Milena Poddębska, Dorota Sekuta, Jerzy Krzysztof Wranicz, Iwona Cygankiewicz
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2015.0087

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Vol 10, Supp. C (2015)
Case Reports
Published online: 2016-07-22

Abstract

Parkinson’s disease is a frequent cause of pitfalls in ECG interpretation. ECG recordings are frequently interpreted as ventricular tachycardia or/and atrial flutter. These ECG findings are in fact provoked by motion artifacts. Case report describes a 59-year-old man with Parkinson’s disease in whom wide QRS tachycardia was recognized based on a surface ECG. Patient was referred to a hospital in order to determine indications for an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation. Reanalysis of an electrocardiogram enabled to verify the initial diagnosis.

Abstract

Parkinson’s disease is a frequent cause of pitfalls in ECG interpretation. ECG recordings are frequently interpreted as ventricular tachycardia or/and atrial flutter. These ECG findings are in fact provoked by motion artifacts. Case report describes a 59-year-old man with Parkinson’s disease in whom wide QRS tachycardia was recognized based on a surface ECG. Patient was referred to a hospital in order to determine indications for an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation. Reanalysis of an electrocardiogram enabled to verify the initial diagnosis.

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Keywords

ECG, Parkinson’s disease, artifacts, tachycardia with wide QRS complexes

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Title

ECG analysis is not only the role of a doctor…

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 10, Supp. C (2015)

Pages

1-3

Published online

2016-07-22

DOI

10.5603/FC.2015.0087

Keywords

ECG
Parkinson’s disease
artifacts
tachycardia with wide QRS complexes

Authors

Izabela Milena Poddębska
Dorota Sekuta
Jerzy Krzysztof Wranicz
Iwona Cygankiewicz

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