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'Heart problems' from burns

23rd August 2007

US experts say severe burns can trigger heart problems in victims, which may be a major cause of death.

A study of 189 children found those who suffered 80% burns had a significant reduction in heart function. Writing in Critical Care journal, the researchers from Shriners Hospitals for Children also found burns in general put severe stress on other parts of the body.

Lead researcher Marc Jeschke said the findings had implications for the care of burns victims and that treatments should focus on a range of factors including inflammatory response, insulin resistance, hypermetabolism, catabolism, and heart problems.


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Article Information

Title: 'Heart problems' from burns
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 3861
Date Added: 23rd Aug 2007


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