Fever accentuates transmural dispersion of repolarization and facilitates development of early afterdepolarizations and torsade de pointes under long-QT Conditions.

@article{Burashnikov2008FeverAT,
  title={Fever accentuates transmural dispersion of repolarization and facilitates development of early afterdepolarizations and torsade de pointes under long-QT Conditions.},
  author={Alexander Burashnikov and Wataru Shimizu and Charles Antzelevitch},
  journal={Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={1 3},
  pages={202-8}
}
BACKGROUND The arrhythmogenic effects of hyperthermia have been highlighted in the Brugada syndrome but remain largely unexplored in other arrhythmic syndromes. The present study examines the effect of hyperthermia on transmural dispersion of action potential duration (TD-APD), early afterdepolarization (EAD) activity, and torsade de pointes (TdP) under long-QT conditions. METHODS AND RESULTS Standard and floating glass microelectrodes were used to record action potentials from epicardial, M… CONTINUE READING