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Fever-induced QTc prolongation and ventricular fibrillation in a healthy young man

Authors
 Sun Min Lim  ;  Hui-Nam Pak  ;  Boyoung Joung  ;  Sung Soon Kim  ;  Moon-Hyoung Lee 
Citation
 Yonsei Medical Journal, Vol.52(6) : 1025-1027, 2011 
Journal Title
 Yonsei Medical Journal 
ISSN
 0513-5796 
Issue Date
2011
Abstract
Long QT syndrome is associated with lethal tachyarrhythmia that can lead to syncope, seizure, and sudden death. Congenital long QT syndrome is a genetic disorder, characterized by delayed cardiac repolarization and prolongation of the QT interval on the electrocardiogram (ECG). Type 2 congenital long QT is linked to mutations in the human ether a go-go-related gene (HERG). There are environmental triggers of adverse cardiac events such as emotional and acoustic stimuli, but fever can also be a potential trigger of life-threatening arrhythmias in long QT syndrome type 2 patients. Herein, we report a healthy young man who experienced fever-induced polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and QT interval prolongation.
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/94889
DOI
10.3349/ymj.2011.52.6.1025
Appears in Collections:
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실)
Yonsei Authors
김성순(Kim, Sung Soon) ; 박희남(Pak, Hui Nam) ; 이문형(Lee, Moon Hyoung) ; 임선민(Lim, Sun Min) ; 정보영(Joung, Bo Young)
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