Hypothermic coma at warm climate diagnosed by huge Osborn wave
Ahmet Oğuz BAKTIR1, Oktay HAKBİLİR1, Mustafa Keşaplı2, Murathan KÜÇÜK1
1Antalya Eğitim Ve Araştırma Hastanesi,kardiyoloji Kliniği,antalya
2Antalya Eğitim Ve Araştırma Hastanesi,acil Tıp Bölümü, Antalya
Keywords: Osborn wave
Hypothermia, accompanied with various electrocardiographic changes, is defined as the fall of body temperature below 35ºC. Different electrocardiographic changes and clinical findings can be seen by the severity of hypothermia. Prominent electrocardiographic evidence is J (Osborn) wave. In this case presentation, we report an unconscious patient seen at emergency department located in a warm city and significance of electrocardiographic finding following initial physical examination and evaluation.