Journal of Okayama Medical Association
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低体温に特有な心電図変化を示したpoikilothermiaの1例

Yoshida, Hidenori
Uesugi, Seiichiro
Yuasa, Shiro
Sogo, Taiji
Yamada, Nobuyuki
Nishiyama, Osamu
Yasuhara, Kouichiro
Ueda, Minoru
Saito, Daiji
Mae, Ritsuo
Shimada, Yoshihiro
Haraoka, Shoichi
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Abstract
A 60 year old female died suddenly, probably due to arrythmia. At autopsy, cerebral softening from the hypothalamus to the central thalamic nuclei was seen. This was thought to be secondary to a cerebrovascular accident with consequent poikilothermia. During the clinical course, ECG findings characteristic of hypothermia such as sinus bradycardia, bradic atrial fibrillation, prolongation of QT interval, T wave inversion and appearance of J wave (Osborn wave) were noted in association with cold weather. The case is discussed with a review of the literature.
Keywords
poikilothermia
J wave (Osborn wave)
ISSN
0030-1558
NCID
AN00032489