Return-to-Activity Following Exertional Heat Stroke

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William M. Adams, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Exertional heat stroke, defined as a body temperature greater than 40°C (104°F) to 40.5°C (105°F) with corresponding neuropsychiatric impairment and end-organ dysfunction, is a medical emergency that can lead to long-term complications or death without prompt recognition and treatment.1,2 Implementing the standard of care for recognition and treatment of exertional heat stroke ensures 100% survival; however, clinicians must consider the clinical problems associated with long-term recovery from exertional heat stroke for a complete return to activity for the individual.

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Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. 2018;10(1):5-6
Language: English
Date: 2018
exertional heat stroke, sports medicine, hyperthermia

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