Echocardiographic observations in survivors of acute electrical injury

S. Homma, Linda Gillam, A. E. Weyman

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Abstract

This report describes for the first time (to our knowledge) persistent left ventricular dysfunction in survivors of electrical injury. Two young men who were resuscitated following electrocution by high tension wires underwent echocardiographic examination after injury. Early studies demonstrated wall motion abnormalities with no to only partial recovery on follow-up. In contrast to a previous report of totally reversible left ventricular dysfunction in a similar setting, these cases suggest that the degree of permanent dysfunction following electrical injury is variable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-105
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume97
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Survivors
Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Wounds and Injuries

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Homma, S. ; Gillam, Linda ; Weyman, A. E. / Echocardiographic observations in survivors of acute electrical injury. In: Chest. 1990 ; Vol. 97, No. 1. pp. 103-105.
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