Hyperthermia electrocardiogram

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Rim Halaby, M.D. [2]


The findings on electrocardiogram (ECG) in hyperthermia include sinus tachycardia and non specific ST segment changes among others.[1]


The ECG findings in hyperthermia include:


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