Time Course of Recovery and Heat Acclimation Ability of Prior Heatstroke Patients
Rept. for Apr-May 1989
ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA
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This manuscript is written as part of the Symposium titled, Exertional Heatstroke An International Perspective, presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. The purposes of this manuscript are to review the scientific literature and describe original results, in an attempt to summarize our knowledge of the time course and extent of recovery from heatstroke, the heat acclimation ability of prior heatstroke patients, and the factors, which may have predisposed these patients to heatstroke. One out of 10 prior heatstroke patients PH was heat intolerant, upon initial testing upon later testing, this subject showed normal heat tolerance at 11.5 months post-heatstroke. Nine out of 10 PH were normal, in virtually all measurements. The importance of situational factors is highlighted by the fact that none of the 10 PH in this investigation were hereditarily heat intolerant.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Stress Physiology