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Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

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by Carson-DeWitt R
 

Diagnosis

The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical exam. Tests may include:
  • Blood tests
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG) —a test that records the heart's activity by measuring electrical currents through the heart muscle
ECG / EKG Wave
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RESOURCES

American Academy of Family Physicians
http://www.aafp.org

American Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Red Cross
http://www.redcross.ca

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

 

References


Evans M. Family Practice Sourcebook . Toronto, Canada: Mosby; 2005.


Ferri F, ed. 2007 Ferri's Clinical Advisor . 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier; 2007.


Ferri F, ed. Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2011 . Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier; 2011.


Onion D. The Little Black Book of Primary Care . Sudbury, MA: Blackwell Science; 2006.


Rakel R. Textbook of Family Medicine 2007 . 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2009.


Tierney L, McPhee S, Papadakis M. Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment . Philadelphia, PA: Lange Medical Books; 2002.

 

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