Shocked Though the Heart and YouTube Is to Blame - The Rising Incidence of Accidental Trans-cardiac Electrocution From Do-It-Yourself Fractal Wood Art, and a Call to Action

Rachel Russo, Luke Pumiglia, Amanda P. Bettencourt, Jordan Roman, Gary A. Vercruysse

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Abstract

In the past year, we have become aware of a new mechanism of severe electrical injury ascribed to fractal wood art. This type of art has become increasingly popular and deadly due to exponential popularity in the use of Youtube type video teaching. This manuscript is one of the initial descriptions of the injury mode, presentation, treatment, and outcomes from four such cases treated at our institution. Additionally, we elicit a call for action in preventing further similar unnecessary injuries and deaths.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-240
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Research
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Rehabilitation

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