Balkan Medical Journal
Case Report

Giant J (Osborn) Wave due to Bonsai Abuse: Comments on Clinical Practice

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Department of Cardiology, Sultan Abdülhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Cardiology, Kasımpaşa Military Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Sultan Abdülhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Balkan Medical Journal 2017; 34: 81-84
DOI: 10.4274/balkanmedj.2015.1233
Keywords : Osborn, cannabis, arrhythmia
Read: 88 Downloads: 33 Published: 01 January 2017

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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