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Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2017;28(5): 530-534.
전기 손상으로 인한 심실 세동 환자 1례
고승현, 서영우
대구가톨릭대학교 의과대학 응급의학교실
A Case of Prehospital Ventricular Fibrillation due to Electrical Injury
Seung Hyun Ko, Young Woo Seo
Department of Emergency Medicine, Catholic University of Daegu School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea
Correspondence  Seung Hyun Ko ,Tel: 053-650-4282, Fax: 053-650-4930, Email: wokay@naver.com,
Received: June 13, 2017; Revised: June 14, 2017   Accepted: August 4, 2017.  Published online: October 31, 2017.
These days, the frequency of electrical injuries is increasing with the increased spread of electricity use. Electrical injuries cause various complications, ranging from a local superficial skin injury to extensive internal organ damage, including essential vital organs, such as the cardiovascular or central nervous system. We encountered the patient who collapsed after an electrical injury on the scene and was resuscitated successfully after the prehospital early recognition of ventricular fibrillation, and rapid defibrillation, followed by post cardiac arrest care in the hospital. Prehospital early electrocardiogram monitoring and defibrillation may be needed in electrical injured patients.
Key words: Cardiac arrest, Electric injuries, Ventricular fibrillation
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