The authors report the first Hungarian case of electrocardiographic Osborn wave with accidental hypothermia (core temperature 32 degrees C). The cellular and ionic mechanisms of the development of J-wave-elevation and the cardiac electrophysiological and ECG changes caused by hypothermia are briefly reviewed. An account is presented of those conditions in which, in a few or in all ECG leads, an Osborn wave or distinct J-point-elevation may be observed.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 22 2000|
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