A 51-year-old man received a 240-V, 50-Hz alternating current electrical injury whilst trying to repair his household washing machine. He was unable to release the appliance until his wife switched off the electricity approximately 1 minute later. He then noticed a severe painful burn in his left elbow and fast irregular palpitations, but was otherwise asymptomatic. The only significant past history was of hypertension, treated with enalapril 5 mg daily. He denied any previous episodes of palpitations.
Chapter. 2688 words. Illustrated.
Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine
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