CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 122-125

Unique cardiac injury after high-voltage electrical burn


Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Management, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Yasser A Salem
Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Management, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo - 11371
Egypt
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DOI: 10.4103/1687-7934.178891

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Patients of high-voltage injury commonly present with devastating burns requiring prolonged hospitalization with multiple complications. Crossing of sufficient current flow through cardiac tissue can cause lethal arrhythmia. This may lead to immediate cardiac arrest. In the following case report we described a condition of probable anatomic disfigurement of the endocardium and intracardiac structures secondary to high-voltage electrical burn.


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