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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 265-267

Atrial fibrillation following low voltage electrical injury

1 Department of Medicine, Medical College, IPGMER and SSKM Hospitals, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Nephrology, IPGMER and SSKM Hospitals, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Medicine, ESI-PGIMSR and ESIC Medical College, Joka, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
4 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, IPGMER and SSKM Hospitals, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Amlan Kanti Biswas
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DOI: 10.4103/2348-3334.158712

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This is a case report of occurrence of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) in a previously healthy 50-year-old man after suffering from a nonfatal electrical injury. The patient developed palpitation and sustained nonfatal electrical burn in his right hand after coming in contact with 440 voltage alternating current. His electrocardiogram done at the emergency revealed AF. However he was hemodynamically stable and hence put under conservative therapy. He reverted back to sinus rhythm within 24 h of admission and continued to remain so. Although ventricular arrhythmia is common after electrical injury, AF has been rarely reported in literature.

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