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

Authors
 Sun Min Lim  ;  Hui-Nam Pak  ;  Moon-Hyoung Lee  ;  Sung Soon Kim  ;  Boyoung Joung 
Citation
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL, Vol.52(6) : 1025-1027, 2011 
Journal Title
YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL
ISSN
 0513-5796 
Issue Date
2011
MeSH
Adult ; Electrocardiography ; Fever/complications* ; Humans ; Long QT Syndrome/diagnosis* ; Long QT Syndrome/etiology* ; Male ; Ventricular Fibrillation/diagnosis* ; Ventricular Fibrillation/etiology*
Keywords
Sudden cardiac death ; long QT syndrome ; fever
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.
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DOI
10.3349/ymj.2011.52.6.1025
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Sung Soon(김성순)
Pak, Hui Nam(박희남) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3256-3620
Lee, Moon-Hyoung(이문형) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7268-0741
Lim, Sun Min(임선민)
Joung, Bo Young(정보영) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9036-7225
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/94889
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