Prominent J Wave in Accidental Hypothermia

Kurisu, Satoshi; Inoue, Ichiro
December 2007
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Dec2007, Vol. 82 Issue 12, p1449
Academic Journal
The article reports on the occurrence of prominent J wave and ST-segment elevation in an 81 year old patient with hypothermia and history of schizophrenia. During the patient's admission in the hospital he incurs lower that 33°Celcius temperature with 46 heart beat per minute in a 560 minutes QT interval. After 11 hours of admission, his temperature has started to increase and gain his normal consciousness and J wave has disappeared, however, the ST segment stays in its level.


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