Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation due to venomous snake bite

Virmani, Samarth and Bhat, Rama and Rao, Raghavendra and Kapur, Raahat and DSouza, Savio (2017) Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation due to venomous snake bite. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 11 (6). OD01-OD02. ISSN 0973-709X

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Snake bites are common all around the world with a great prevalence in South Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Although they are associated with common complications such as local swelling, bleeding at site of bite, coagulopathy, etc., few rare cardiac complications such as myocardial infarctions and arrhythmias have also been described in literature. The following is a case report of a patient who had a snake bite with a Russell’s viper which resulted in atrial fibrillation, which resolved on treatment with anti snake venom.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arrhythmia; cardiotoxicity; viper.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2017 04:08
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2017 04:08

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