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Electric Shock (cont.)

Electric Shock Diagnosis

At the emergency department, the doctor's primary concern is to determine if significant unseen injury exists. Injury may occur to muscles, the heart, or the brain from the electricity or to any bones or other organs from being thrown or burned from the electric source.

The doctor may order various tests depending on the history and physical examination. Tests may include any or none of the following:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/2/2014

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