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The information contained on this page is provided as general health information and is not intended to substitute as medical advice and direction from your physician or health care provider. Please direct any questions related to your health care provider. In an emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency center.


Electrical injury

An electrical current is very damaging to the human body since the body is a very good conductor of electricity. An electrical current can cause damage to the body in several ways, including cardiac arrest due to the electrical effect on the heart, massive muscle destruction from a current passing through the body, and thermal burns from contact with the electrical source. Electrical injury