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Delayed lethal arrhythmia after an electrical injury
  1. Daniel M Fatovich
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia
  1. Dr Daniel Fatovich, daniel.fatovich{at}

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Bailey et al are to be congratulated on conducting a prospective study of electrical injury.1 The “abnormal” ECGs were mostly non-specific abnormalities, and only occurred in 11% those who were deemed to have a risk factor. As a result, I searched the literature for cases of delayed lethal arrhythmias.

Bailey reported on a 16-year-old subject with a past history …

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  • Competing interests: None declared.