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

Sun Min Lim, Hui Nam Pak, Moon Hyoung Lee, Sung Soon Kim, Boyoung Joung

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1025-1027
Number of pages3
JournalYonsei medical journal
Volume52
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov

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  • Medicine(all)

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