Osborne waves in the hot summer.

Title

Osborne waves in the hot summer.

Creator

Diyaolu Modupeola; Shaub Ted; Firstenberg Michael S

Publisher

International journal of critical illness and injury science

Date

2018
2018-12

Description

Osborn waves are produced when the J-point deviates from baseline. While there are many known causes of Osborne waves, hypothermia remains the most common. Previous studies have been inconsistent about the risk of Osborne waves progressing to a deadly arrhythmia. Commonly, once patients are rewarmed, they no longer exhibit Osborne waves or experience cardiac arrhythmias. This patient presented with hypothermia on a hot, humid August day demonstrating two factors known to cause Osborne waves - hypothermia and hypocalcemia. While replenishing the calcium was beneficial, providing ventilator support and active rewarming remained the mainstays of treatment.

Subject

Arrhythmias; hypothermia; J-waves; Osborn waves; summer

Rights

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Pages

207–209

Issue

4

Volume

8

Citation

Diyaolu Modupeola; Shaub Ted; Firstenberg Michael S, “Osborne waves in the hot summer.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 24, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5219.

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