Clinical complications of heatstroke


Heatstroke in most cases does not limit itself to few superficial symptoms. Very often it leads to multisystem failure and attacks the vital organs of the body as well. The following clinical complications can be expected after heatstroke incidences-

• Central Nervous System is affected in 20% cases
• The muscular system is impacted due to Rhabdomyolysis which badly damages the muscular tissues
• Renal failure occurs in various instances due to the presence of excess protein (myoglobin) in urine
• Damage to liver cells occur, leading to Coagulopathy (impaired blood clotting) and Hepatitis
• Cardiac failure may occur due to myocardiopathy (damage to heart muscles)