A patient has been brought in to the emergency department with 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 40 percent of his body. The effects of the burn on the cardiovascular system include which of the following? Select all that apply.


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- Increased mean arterial pressure

- Fluid volume deficit

- ECG changes

- Hypovolemic shock

- Myocardial infarction


Severe burns can impact all body systems, making them life threatening for a number of reasons. A large burn can affect the cardiovascular system by causing fluid volume changes and cardiac arrhythmias, as well as myocardial infarction.

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