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Document ID (ISN)65176
CIS number 95-1768
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kaufman J.D., Silverstein M.A., Moure-Eraso R.
Title Atrial fibrillation and sudden death related to occupational solvent exposure
Bibliographic information May 1994, Vol.25, No.5, p.731-735. 15 ref.
Abstract Two cases of atrial fibrillation and one case of sudden death are described in workers exposed to trifluorotrichloroethane used as a solvent/degreasing agent. This agent and related halogenated hydrocarbons have been previously linked to ventricular arrhythmias and cardiac sudden death when inhaled in excessive concentrations. These reports suggest that occupational overexposure to a fluorocarbon may cause atrial fibrillation.
Descriptors (primary) chlorofluoroethanes; fluorinated hydrocarbons; organic solvents; mortality; degreasing agents; fibrillation
Descriptors (secondary) case study; arrhythmia
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Fluorocarbons
Cardiovascular diseases
Halogenated hydrocarbons