On the temperature dependence of dog's cardiac activation

I. Preda, P. D'Alche

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Abstract

Various electrophysiological changes are known to be caused by hypothermia. The hypothermic ECG, below 31°C, is characterized by bradycardia, prolongation of the QT and PQ intervals, widening of the QRS complex and above all by a slowly inscribed deflection ware, called the J wave, located between the end of the QRS complex and the beginning of the ST segment. There is a significant relationship regarding the appearance of the J wave and the onset of subsequent ventricular fibrillation, although the genesis of this obscure J wave is still not completely understood.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-37
Number of pages5
JournalAdvances in Cardiology
VolumeVol. 19
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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