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Brugada-like electrocardiographic changes induced by fever
  1. M Unlu1,
  2. F Bengi2,
  3. B Amasyali3,
  4. S Kose3
  1. 1Department of Cardiology, Diyarbakir Military Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey
  2. 2Department of Emergency Medicine, Diyarbakir Military Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey
  3. 3Department of Cardiology, Gulhane GATA Military Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr M Unlu
 Diyarbakir Asker Hastanesi, Kardiyoloji Klinigi, 21100 Diyarbakir, Turkey; drmuratunlu{at}gmail.com

Abstract

As “time is myocardium” in the settings of acute myocardial infarction, it is important to make the diagnosis as quickly as possible, and a high clinical suspicion is needed to avoid missing the diagnosis, resulting in unwarranted interventions. The electrocardiogram is a crucial tool in the identification of acute chest pain, enabling a detailed analysis of patterns of ST-segment elevation. We describe the case of a 22-year-old man who presented with fever, with dynamic electrocardiographic changes similar to the Brugada syndrome. These electrocardiographic anomalies disappeared when the temperature returned to normal.

  • ECG, electrocardiogram

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  • Competing interests: None declared.

  • Informed patient consent received.

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