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Myocardial injury due to lightning strike--a case report

Myocardial injury due to lightning strike--a case report

Angiology 57(2): 219-223

Lightning strike is a natural phenomenon with potentially devastating effects and represents one of the leading causes of cardiac arrest and death from environmental phenomena. Almost every organ system may be impaired as lightning passes through the human body taking the shortest pathways between the contact points. In this paper, the authors report a 38-year-old man who was injured by lightning, a typical example of ;;side splash,'' and had transient electrocardiographic changes.

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PMID: 16518531

DOI: 10.1177/000331970605700213

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