|Document ID (ISN)||109580|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Taimur Z., Hussaini S.
||Atrial fibrillation in a commercial diver
||Mar. 2008, Vol.58, No.2, p.144-146. Illus. 12 ref.
||Electric current can damage the body by disrupting electric rhythms, inducing muscular spasms and causing burns. The torpedo ray is a fish with powerful electric organs, which can serve either as predatory tool or defensive weapon. This article presents an unusual case of atrial fibrillation due to electric shocks by a torpedo ray in a 42-year-old male commercial diver while on routine diving operations. After being examined by a cardiologist, he was able to take up his normal work after four weeks' of absence, without sequellae. Such occurrences are extremely rare and no documented case was found in the medical literature.
||fish; electric shock; diving
||Turkey; fibrillation; case study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Arab Emirates|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology