An Acute Myocardial Infarction Case that Survived An Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Which Prominent Ischemic J Waves Were Documented
Article first published online: 17 AUG 2010
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Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume 35, Issue 1, pages e27–e30, January 2012
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MYOJO, T., SATO, N., MATSUKI, M., TANIGUCHI, O., NAKAMURA, H. and HASEBE, N. (2012), An Acute Myocardial Infarction Case that Survived An Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Which Prominent Ischemic J Waves Were Documented. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 35: e27–e30. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2010.02874.x
- Issue published online: 12 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 17 AUG 2010
- Received April 18, 2010; revised June 6, 2010; accepted June 20, 2010.
- J wave;
We describe a case of a myocardial infarction, in which prominent ischemic J waves were documented during recurrent ventricular fibrillation attacks. The patient was referred to our hospital to treat an out-of hospital cardiac arrest. Although the 12-lead electrocardiogram obtained just after the first cardioversion did not show any apparent J waves, a J wave-like steep downsloping type ST-segment elevation associated with q waves in the inferior leads was documented during multiple episodes of ventricular fibrillation. Our report revealed the appearance of J waves as an important marker for lethal arrhythmias in acute ischemia. (PACE 2012; 35:e27–e30)