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A prospective study of myocardial damage in electrical injuries.
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PMID:  3973939     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A prospective study was undertaken to determine the incidence of possible myocardial damage following electrical injury. Sixteen patients with non-flash electrical injuries were assessed utilizing serial electrocardiograms (ECG), creatine kinase (CK) and MB creatinine kinase (MB-CK) determinations, technetium 99m stannous pyrophosphate scans, and 24-hour Holter monitors. Results showed that five patients (31%) had abnormal ECG, nine patients (56%) had elevations of the MB-CK isoenzyme, and one patient had a transiently abnormal Holter monitoring. No patient had an abnormal technetium pyrophosphate cardiac scan. Of the nine patients with elevated MB-CK levels, only two had abnormal ECG. None of the patients had clinical evidence of cardiac dysfunction. These results indicate a poor correlation of elevated MB-CK levels with ECG abnormalities, and demonstrate a relatively low incidence of myocardial damage in association with electrical injuries.
T A Housinger; L Green; S Shahangian; J R Saffle; G D Warden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of trauma     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0022-5282     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma     Publication Date:  1985 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-03-22     Completed Date:  1985-03-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376373     Medline TA:  J Trauma     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  122-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis,  etiology*
Burns, Electric / complications*
Creatine Kinase / blood
Heart / radionuclide imaging
Monitoring, Physiologic
Prospective Studies
Technetium / diagnostic use
Technetium Tc 99m Pyrophosphate*
Tin Polyphosphates / diagnostic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Isoenzymes; 0/Technetium Tc 99m Pyrophosphate; 0/Tin Polyphosphates; 54627-10-0/technetium Tc 99m stannous pyrophosphate; 7440-26-8/Technetium; EC Kinase
Erratum In:
J Trauma 1986 Jul;26(7):659

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