Hypothermia

Hypothermia is classically associated with bradycardia, Osborne waves and a shivering artefact. It may also cause long PR and QT intervals, wide QRS and VEBs. There is a risk of cardiac arrest.

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References

  • Hampton J, Hampton J. The ECG Made Easy. 9th edition. Elsevier

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In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - Loss of consciousness 12-Lead Normal Axis Osborn wave Bradycardia Regular Hypothermia ECG Interpretation CC-BY-NC-SA
ECG Blog #149 (ST Elevation – J-Point – Osborn – Hypothermia – Pericarditis – Acute STEMI)

This ECG is from a man in his 20s who was found 'down' in front of his house. He had a history of alcohol consumption. He was not lucid enough to answer questions.

In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - Loss of consciousness 12-Lead Normal Axis Osborn wave Regular Tachycardia Hypothermia Dr Smith's ECG Blog CC BY-NC
An interesting finding, and absence of another, in an intoxicated patient found down
In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - 12-Lead Movement artefact Osborn wave Hypothermia LITFL CC-BY-NC-SA
Shivering artefact in a patient with hypothermia

This ECG is from a patient of unknown age who presented with hypothermia.

In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - 12-Lead Long QT Hypothermia LITFL CC-BY-NC-SA
Prolonged QTc (620ms) due to severe hypothermia
In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - 12-Lead Movement artefact Osborn wave Bradycardia Hypothermia LITFL CC-BY-NC-SA
Hypothermia

This ECG is from a patient of unknown age who presented with hypothermia.