Research Article

Electrocardiographic abnormalities associated with raised intracranial pressure.

Br Med J 1975; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5952.242 (Published 01 February 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;1:242
  1. S J Jachuck,
  2. P S Ramani,
  3. F Clark,
  4. R M Kalbag

    Abstract

    Serial electrocardiographic (E.C.G.) recordings were taken in seven patients suffering from intracranial conditions, for which their intracranial pressure was directly and continuously monitored with a Konigsberg extradural transducer. The E.C.G. changes observed in patients with raised intracranial pressure were prominent U waves, ST-T segment changes, notched T waves, and shortening and prolongation of Q-T intervals. Two patients with normal intracranial pressure showed no E.C.G. abnormalities but also establish a relationship between E.C.G. abnormalities and changing intracranial pressure.