Fever Exacerbating Ventricular Fibrillation in Early Repolarization Syndrome
- *Corresponding Author:
- J. Mauricio Sanchez
Section of Electrophysiology
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
The Heart Health Center – St. Louis, Missouri, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Rec date: March 11, 2015; Acc date: April 29, 2016; Pub date: May 10, 2016
Citation: Sanchez JM, Kurian T, Doshi A, Pieper S (2016) Fever Exacerbating Ventricular Fibrillation in Early Repolarization Syndrome. J Cardiovasc Dis Diagn S1:006. doi:10.4172/2329-9517.1000S1-006
Copyright: © 2016 Sanchez JM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Early repolarization (ER) syndrome is characterized by ≥1 mV J-point elevation in 2 contiguous inferior and/or lateral ECG leads in a patient resuscitated from otherwise unexplained VF or polymorphic VT. J-point elevation in these patients may have slurring or notching of the end of the QRS complex. While alterations in temperature have been known to effect other arrhythmia disorders, it has not been described with ER syndrome. We report a patient with ER syndrome which manifest VF after febrile response to severe burns resulting from occupational accident.