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Cardiovascular effects of hot water immersion (suicide soup).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7432266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Deaths from thermal stress have been reported in saunas, diving environments, and now hot spa baths. While investigating the physiological effects of hyperthermic immersion and its application to the therapy of hypothermia, some disturbing physiological anomalies were noted in normal subjects. The effects of standing, cold water immersion and of exercise, each following hyperthermic immersion, were examined. This was a pilot study only but it now seems possible that the ectopic beats may be an effect of the hyperthermic environment rather than the return of cold blood to the extremities, as previously assumed.
B Turner; J Pennefather; C Edmonds
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0025-729X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  1980 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-01-26     Completed Date:  1981-01-26     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-40     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Cold Temperature
Hot Temperature / adverse effects*
Immersion / adverse effects*
Tachycardia / etiology
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