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Document ID (ISN)67868
CIS number 96-2091
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bortkiewicz A., Pałczyński C., Makowiec-Dąbrowska T., Gˇrski P.
Title Cardiac arrhythmia in women performing heavy physical work
Bibliographic information 1995, Vol.8, No.1, p.23-31. 49 ref.
Internet access 96-2091.pdf [in English]
Abstract The response of the circulatory system to heavy physical work was assessed in 35 women employed as printing machine operators. Heart rates during work, leisure time and sleep were evaluated with Holter ECG recordings. In nine of the women, heart rhythm disturbances (in particular, supraventricular extrasystoles) were found, which occurred in connection with the physical tasks performed. Conduction disturbances were observed at night in three cases. Elevated blood pressure was found in five of the subjects, but without ECG alterations. Among those with ECG changes, only one had abnormal blood pressure. Sixty percent of the examined women were overweight and many of them were habitual cigarette smokers.
Descriptors (primary) printing industry; arrhythmia; smoking; heavy work; body weight; physical workload; blood pressure; women; electrocardiographic changes
Descriptors (secondary) cross-sectional study; Poland
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Smoking