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Case report
Published online: 2020-11-23
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Successful management of severe exertional heat stroke complicated by ventricular fibrillation in 19 years old male

Tomasz Klosiewicz, Natalia Ciepluch, Roland Podlewski
DOI: 10.5603/DEMJ.a2020.0043
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Disaster Emerg Med J 2020;5(4):212-215.

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Vol 5, No 4 (2020)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2020-11-23

Abstract

Heatstroke is a heat-related disease that is highly fatal. However, it is significant that if symptoms are quickly recognized, the outcome remains satisfactory. In this paper, the authors present the case of a 19-year-old physical worker in whom heatstroke was complicated by cardiac arrest. The proper action and full diagnosis of the underlying cause of cardiac arrest allowed for a full recovery. Attention was also drawn to the lack of appropriate equipment for active cooling and potential use of automatic chest compressions devices.

Abstract

Heatstroke is a heat-related disease that is highly fatal. However, it is significant that if symptoms are quickly recognized, the outcome remains satisfactory. In this paper, the authors present the case of a 19-year-old physical worker in whom heatstroke was complicated by cardiac arrest. The proper action and full diagnosis of the underlying cause of cardiac arrest allowed for a full recovery. Attention was also drawn to the lack of appropriate equipment for active cooling and potential use of automatic chest compressions devices.

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Keywords

exertional heat stroke, sudden cardiac arrest, prehospital care

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Title

Successful management of severe exertional heat stroke complicated by ventricular fibrillation in 19 years old male

Journal

Disaster and Emergency Medicine Journal

Issue

Vol 5, No 4 (2020)

Article type

Case report

Pages

212-215

Published online

2020-11-23

DOI

10.5603/DEMJ.a2020.0043

Bibliographic record

Disaster Emerg Med J 2020;5(4):212-215.

Keywords

exertional heat stroke
sudden cardiac arrest
prehospital care

Authors

Tomasz Klosiewicz
Natalia Ciepluch
Roland Podlewski

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