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Lightning Strike (cont.)

Lightning Strike Diagnosis

The doctor may order some tests depending on the history of the strike and the findings of the physical examination. Some of the tests that might be ordered include the following:

  • ECG (electrocardiogram) to check the heart
  • Heart monitor to watch for arrhythmias (rhythm disturbances of the heart)
  • CT scan of the brain or abdomen
  • X-rays
  • Laboratory tests such as blood count and chemistries including enzymes that may indicate heart damage
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/8/2012
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