Brugada-type electrocardiographic pattern induced by fever
Ozeke, Ozcan; Aras, Dursun; Geyik, Bilal; Deveci, Bulent and Selcuk, Timur (2005) Brugada-type electrocardiographic pattern induced by fever. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal, 5 (2). pp. 146-148. ISSN 0972-6292
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ST-segment elevation in Brugada syndrome is caused by a shift in the ionic current balance and the creation of a voltage gradient between the epicardium and the endocardium. This ionic mechanism have been shown to be temperature dependent. We describe a 33-year-old man who presented with fever with the dynamic electrocardiographic changes similar to the Brugada syndrome. These electrocardiographic anomalies disappeared when the temperature returned to normal.
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