Acute Myocardial Infarction in a 17-Year-Old Boy Secondary to Lightning Strike

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Cardiac Surgeon, Cardiovascular Research Center, Ghaem Hospital School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Science, Mashhad, Iran

2 Cardiologist. cardiovascular research Center. Ghaem Hospital School of Medicine. Mashhad University of Medical Science. Mashhad ,Iran

3 Specialist in Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine Department, Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Science, Mashhad, Iran

4 Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Research Center, Ghaem Hospital School of Medicine. Mashhad University of Medical Science, Mashhad ,Iran

Abstract

Although lightning is an uncommon phenomenon in nature; it can cause many destructive incidents. In the event of a lightning strike, multiple organs particularly the cardiovascular systems are at risk of injury. Short-term mortality depends on its cardiac effects. In this paper, the authors report the development of myocardial infarction and pericardial effusion after lightning injury, a typical example of “side splash”.

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