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A Case of Heatstroke Complicated by Persistent Ventricular Tachycardia.
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PMID:  25260347     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Patients suffering from heatstroke often present with electrocardiograph abnormalities, but persistent ventricular tachycardia has not been reported previously.
OBJECTIVE: This report is intended to demonstrate that rapid and effective cooling is critical to survival in patients experiencing heatstroke with ventricular tachycardia.
CASE: We cared for a healthy 38-year-old man with environmentally induced heatstroke, who presented with ventricular tachycardia resistant to cardioversion until his core body temperature was reduced significantly.
CONCLUSIONS: This case represents the first report of ventricular tachycardia occurring in a patient with heatstroke. Successful cardioversion could not be achieved until his core body temperature was lowered significantly, reinforcing the need for rapid temperature reduction that can be accomplished through noninvasive means.
Mai Shimada; Benjamin Tsai; John P Marshall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-9-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-9-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-9-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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