Early repolarization ECG pattern in the Finnish general population.

  title={Early repolarization ECG pattern in the Finnish general population.},
  author={Jani T. Tikkanen and Heikki Huikuri},
  journal={Journal of electrocardiology},
  volume={46 5},
In the absence of a conduction defect or chest pain, STsegment elevation often accompanied by J waves, an ECG variant called early repolarization (ER), has been considered a normal state for over 60 years. After some case-reports pointing to the arrhythmogenic potential of early repolarization, a series of case–control studies in 2008 unexpectedly described an apparent over-presentation of J waves in patients with idiopathic ventricular fibrillation (IVF). These findings challenged physicians… CONTINUE READING