Lightning Strike (cont.)
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Lightning Strike Medical Treatment
In general, if you have no symptoms and a normal ECG, you may be sent home with a referral to any specialists if needed.
The doctor will treat those injuries that are discovered on the physical examination.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/8/2012
Timothy Price, MD
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Over the last century, records for environmental injuries and mortality indicate that lightning has consistently been one of the top 3 environment-related causes of death and the second most common storm-related cause of death, exceeded only by flash floods.