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ECG after resection of the lower lobe of the left lung
 

ECG of a young patient who had undergone resection of the lower lobe of the left lung after being stabbed.

 

 ECG Description:

 Sinus rhythm, 50 bpm  (sinus bradycardia)

 Left  deviation of electrical axis of heart  (the maximum amount of a positive QRS in lead  I (9mm) and  in  lead aVL (7mm)  .

 High R in the V4-V6, reaching 40mm. This is due to the anatomical proximity of  myocardium to  chest electrodes .

 After resection of lower lobe of left lung arisen an empty area at the site of resection.  So heart changed it's position and shifted in that empty area of resucted lobe ." This situation  reduced the distance from the electrodes and myocardiam  and changed  the electrical axis of the heart more toward left .


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