The J wave in accidental hypothermia.

  title={The J wave in accidental hypothermia.},
  author={Masako Okada and Fusanori Nishimura and Hiroshi Yoshino and Masaharu Kimura and Toshihiko Ogino},
  journal={Journal of electrocardiology},
  volume={16 1},
Electrocardiograms of 50 patients with accidental hypothermia were reviewed with regard to the J wave with the following results: (1) J waves were observed in 40 of 50 cases. (2) J waves were recorded most frequently in leads II or V6 (34 of 40 cases, 85%). However, in deep hypothermia, the J wave was often most prominent in leads V3 or V4. (3) The size of the J wave appeared to be related to body temperature. Below 30 degrees C, large J waves were often observed; above 30 degrees C, J waves… CONTINUE READING