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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
http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/94889
DOI
10.3349/ymj.2011.52.6.1025
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