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ECG with alternating electric axis in relation to left-sided tension pneumothorax: a case report and review of the literature

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title = "ECG with alternating electric axis in relation to left-sided tension pneumothorax: a case report and review of the literature",
abstract = "The incidence of spontaneous pneumothorax has been estimated to 7.4-18.0/100,000 for men and 1.2-6.0/100,000 for women. The most common symptoms are sudden chest pain and dyspnoea. Due to chest pain many patients have an electrocardiogram (ECG) done in the acute setting. We present a case of unusual findings of electric alternans in the electrocardiogram (ECG) in a patient with a left-sided spontaneous pneumothorax. Reviewing the literature we found five former cases of pneumothoraxes with electric alternans in the ECG, all occurring in relation to left-sided pneumothorax.",
author = "Schmidt, {Diana Chaban{\'e}} and Charlotte Andersson and Schultz, {Hans Henrik}",
year = "2018",
month = "7",
day = "9",
doi = "10.1080/20018525.2018.1495982",
language = "English",
volume = "5",
pages = "1495982",
journal = "European Clinical Respiratory Journal",
issn = "2001-8525",
publisher = "Co-Action Publishing",
number = "1",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - ECG with alternating electric axis in relation to left-sided tension pneumothorax

T2 - a case report and review of the literature

AU - Schmidt, Diana Chabané

AU - Andersson, Charlotte

AU - Schultz, Hans Henrik

PY - 2018/7/9

Y1 - 2018/7/9

N2 - The incidence of spontaneous pneumothorax has been estimated to 7.4-18.0/100,000 for men and 1.2-6.0/100,000 for women. The most common symptoms are sudden chest pain and dyspnoea. Due to chest pain many patients have an electrocardiogram (ECG) done in the acute setting. We present a case of unusual findings of electric alternans in the electrocardiogram (ECG) in a patient with a left-sided spontaneous pneumothorax. Reviewing the literature we found five former cases of pneumothoraxes with electric alternans in the ECG, all occurring in relation to left-sided pneumothorax.

AB - The incidence of spontaneous pneumothorax has been estimated to 7.4-18.0/100,000 for men and 1.2-6.0/100,000 for women. The most common symptoms are sudden chest pain and dyspnoea. Due to chest pain many patients have an electrocardiogram (ECG) done in the acute setting. We present a case of unusual findings of electric alternans in the electrocardiogram (ECG) in a patient with a left-sided spontaneous pneumothorax. Reviewing the literature we found five former cases of pneumothoraxes with electric alternans in the ECG, all occurring in relation to left-sided pneumothorax.

U2 - 10.1080/20018525.2018.1495982

DO - 10.1080/20018525.2018.1495982

M3 - Journal article

VL - 5

SP - 1495982

JO - European Clinical Respiratory Journal

JF - European Clinical Respiratory Journal

SN - 2001-8525

IS - 1

ER -

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