Tag Osborn wave

Osborn Wave (J Wave)

The Osborn wave or J wave is a positive deflection at the J point (negative in aVR and V1) LITFL ECG Library basic interpretation
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J point

The J point is the the junction between the termination of the QRS complex and the beginning of the ST segment. EKG J-point
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John J Osborn

John J Osborn (1917 – 2014) was an American intensivist, pediatrician and inventor. Eponym: 'current of injury' Osborn wave - 1953

ECG Case 074

97 year old gentleman found unconscious at home. Brought into emergency by ambulance at 10am having last been seen at 8pm the evening before.

ECG Case 010

90-year old patient found on the floor at home. Describe and interpret this ECG. LITFL Top 100 ECG. Hypothermia Osborn wave J wave.


A review of the ECG changes seen in hypothermia. Hypothermia is defined as a core body temperature of < 35 degrees centigrade