ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Giant J (Osborn) Wave due to Bonsai Abuse: Comments on Clinical Practice
Murat Yalçın 1, Mustafa Aparcı 2, Murat Eroğlu 3, Zafer Işılak 1, Namık Özmen 1
1Department of Cardiology, Sultan Abdülhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Kasımpaşa Military Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
3Department of Emergency Medicine, Sultan Abdülhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.4274/balkanmedj.2015.1233
Pages : 81-84

Abstract

Background: Osborn wave, typically associated with hypothermia, is currently referred to as one of the J wave syndromes due to its clinical potential to develop lethal cardiac arrhythmia; it may rarely be observed in a non-hypothermic setting such as cannabis abuse.
Case Report: In this paper, we presented two young cases who presented to the emergency services with unconsciousness, drowsiness, and hypoxia, and also J wave on electrocardiography (ECG) due to Bonsai abuse.
Conclusion: Osborn wave may be a significant criterion to initiate close monitoring in a coronary care unit, with supportive treatment and mechanical ventilation as necessary in those patients who abuse Bonsai.

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Keywords : Osborn, cannabis, arrhythmia

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