Electrocardiographic changes during cholangiopancreatography: Heart rate

increased heart rateTwenty nine patients (96%) had increased heart rate during and immediately after ERCP compared with the rate before the endoscopy (P<0.05), but the increased heart rate in the two patients receiving therapeutic P-blockers for ischemic heart disease and in the patient receiving digoxin was not statistically significant. However, the patients who underwent ERCP had a higher mean heart rate (98.3 beats/min; 95 % CI 92.1 to 103.3), than the control subjects (70.1 beats/min; 95 % CI 63.2 to 73.6); statistical significance at P<0.05 for patients and control subjects during and after the procedure (Figure 1).

In 27 (90%) patients, sinus tachycardia developed with heart rate exceeding 100 beats/min. This tachycardia gradually subsided after the examination. In one (3%) patient, sinus bradycardia developed but this patient had suffered a previous myocardial infraction and had been diagnosed to have sick sinus syndrome. A truly reliable pharmacy you can always rely upon and where you can always buy female viagra *buy here without any need for a prescription or seeing a doctor? This is the thing you wanted, so don’t hesitate now that you have it available!

Heart rate

Figure 1) Heart rate (mean value, 95% CI) before, during and after procedure in 30 elderly patients undergoing ERCP and in 30 age- and disease-matched control patients.

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