ROBERT BRUCE LOGUE; JAMES FLETCHER HANSON
Cardiac involvement in heat stroke is generally recognized. One frequently finds marked dilatation of the right ventricle with intense pulmonary congestion at autopsy. At other times the ventricles are firmly contracted in systole. Wilson1 reported subendocardial hemorrhage in the septal region of the left ventricle in four cases. Motta2 exposed rabbits to wet and dry heat and was able to produce a variety of cardiac conditions, such as sinus tachycardia, nodal rhythm, ventricular extrasystoles, paroxysmal auricular tachycardia, auricular flutter, auricular and ventricular fibrillation, 2 to 1 heart block, Q1 and T-wave changes and increased auriculoventricular and intraventricular conduction time.
LOGUE RB, HANSON JF. ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC CHANGES FOLLOWING HEAT STROKE; REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;24:123–127. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-1-123
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(1):123-127.
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