A 37-year-old member asked:
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is heat stroke fatal if left untreated? how many people are brain damaged and institutionalized by it?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Heat stroke is fatal if left untreated. The 2nd part of your question is far more difficult. It depends on what geographic area and time period you're investigating. The rapidity of recognition and treatment are also key variables.
Answered on Mar 27, 2012

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