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14 Possible Causes for Early Repolarization, Myoclonic Jerking, Personality Change

  • Cocaine Abuse

    The abuser is likely to experience personality changes, becoming more hyperactive, paranoid, anxious and irritable.[narcononarrowhead.org] Most addicts also experience some degree of personality change, with many behaving in ways they'd never consider - stealing from loved ones, verbally abusing children, or[mentalhelp.net] Effects of cocaine use include: Personality changes Irritability, anger outbursts Insomnia Decreased Appetite Vomiting Headaches Anxiety Legal problems Financial problems[mtregis.com]

  • Wilson Disease

    […] lesions Abdominal imaging findings are neither sensitive nor specific Resting ECG abnormalities include left ventricular or biventricular hypertrophy, early repolarization[emedicine.com] change, grossly inappropriate behavior and inexplicable deterioration of school or other work, neurosis, and psychosis.[medicinenet.com] jerking similar to that seen in progressive myoclonic syndrome.[web.archive.org]

  • Phencyclidine Intoxication

    PCP can cause a person to see and hear things that are not real and can cause a person to have a complete change in their behavior.[hallucinogens.com] jerks.[merckmanuals.com] repolarization among patients presenting with cocaine-associated chest pain ( 44, 45 ).[basicmedicalkey.com]

  • Syncope

    A person may faint if they experience a drop in blood pressure, a change in heart rate, or changes in blood circulation or volume.[study.com] jerking is common in syncope.[emed.ie] Why is ‘Benign’ early repolarization not a benign condition in patients with syncope? Which children with syncope should be admitted? and many more….[emergencymedicinecases.com]

  • Sick Sinus Syndrome

    Other symptoms that are noted occasionally include personality changes, irritability, fleeting memory losses, generalized weakness or fatigue, muscle aches, slurred speech[tele.med.ru] Syncope may be accompanied by myoclonic jerks (convulsive syncope), but postictal confusion is absent.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The simultaneous occurrence of V596M and R16472H may increase the severity of early repolarization.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Torsades De Pointes

    LQTS causes sudden and uncontrollable changes or arrhythmias in a person's heart rate in response to stress or exercise. These arrhythmias can be very dangerous.[medicalnewstoday.com] The following day, nursing staff observed repetitive, short-lived episodes of generalized mild myoclonic jerks. The patient remained conscious during these episodes.[consultant360.com] Therefore, in this context long or short QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome or early repolarization syndrome were unlikely. 6 Analysis of periods of torsade de pointes in our patient[revportcardiol.org]

  • Sudden Cardiac Death

    Virtual hearts are now being used to improve predictions of a person’s risk of sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS), or sudden death from cardiac failure.[time.com] The following points need to be considered: Prompt recognition and diagnosis (brief seizure-like activity or involuntary myoclonic jerks have been reported in approximately[cry.ie] Patients having major clinical events showed more frequent Brugada type patterns, early repolarization, and more diffuse multivessel coronary vasospasms.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Menkes Disease

    […] lesions Abdominal imaging findings are neither sensitive nor specific Resting ECG abnormalities include left ventricular or biventricular hypertrophy, early repolarization[emedicine.medscape.com] changes, depression, psychosis). 45 46 In some severe cases, patients present with fulminant liver failure.[doi.org] jerks, and multifocal epileptiform activity on the EEG.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Carotid Sinus Syncope

    […] maintain cerebral perfusion in healthy persons.[aafp.org] Patients in whom the cardiac arrest had lasted 14 seconds had 1 or 2 generalized myoclonic jerks.[ajnr.org] In patients with syncope, the clinical significance of the early repolarization pattern is unknown. Recommendations for Early Repolarization Pattern 5.[ahajournals.org]

  • SHORT Syndrome

    The time of onset, as well as how your sight, hearing and balance are affected, varies from person to person. It also changes over time.[sense.org.uk] Myoclonic seizures (brief shock-like jerks of a muscle or group of muscles) appear between 1 and 5 years in 85% of children with Dravet syndrome.[epilepsy.com] High prevalence of early repolarization in short QT syndrome. Heart Rhythm 2010;7:647-52.[acc.org]