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Snake bite

Cardiovascular effects of snake bites (snake venom) as follow;

EKG Examples

Acute Myocardial Infarction Complicating Snake Bite

Scorpions

Death by scorpion sting, if it occurs, is the result of heart failure or respiratory failure a few hours after the incident.[7] The most frequent cardiovascular and pulmonary findings are: [8] [9] [10]

  1. Tachypnea
  2. Tachycardia
  3. Hypertension
  4. Arrhythmias
  5. Hyperkinetic pulmonary edema

EKG Examples

Cardiovascular Manifestations of Scorpion Sting

References

  1. Aravanis Christ, Joannidis Paul J, Ktenas John. Acute myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular accident in a young girl after a viper bite. Br Heart J 1982; 47: 500-3
  2. Tony JC, Bhat R. Acute myocardial infarction following snake bite. Trop Doct 1995; 3: 137.
  3. Blondheim DS, Plich M, Berman M, Khair G, Tzvig L, Ez H J, Marmor AT. Acute myocardial infarction complicating viper bite Am J Cardiol 1996; 78: 492-3
  4. Aravanis Christ, Joannidis Paul J, Ktenas John. Acute myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular accident in a young girl after a viper bite. Br Heart J 1982; 47: 500-3
  5. Hoffman A, Levi O, Orgad U, Nyska A. Myocarditis following envenoming with Vipera palaestineae in two horses. Toxicon 1993;311623-28.
  6. Maheshwari M, Mittal SR, Acute Myocardial Infarction Complicating Snake Bite, JAPI, Vol. 52 • January 2004, 63-64
  7. Karnad DR. Haemodynamic patterns in patients with scorpion envenomation. Heart. May 1998;79(5):485-9. [Medline].
  8. Amaral CF, Lopes JA, Magalhaes RA, de Rezende NA. Electrocardiographic, enzymatic and echocardiographic evidence of myocardial damage after Tityus serrulatus scorpion poisoning. Am J Cardiol. Mar 15 1991;67(7):655-7. [Medline]
  9. Gueron M, Yaron R, Cardiovascular Manifestations of Severe Scorpion Sting Clinicopathologic Correlations, Chest, vol. 57, no. 2, February 1970, 156-62 Scorpion bite
  10. Bawaskar HS. Diagnostic cardiac premonitory signs and symptoms of red scorpion sting. Lancet. Mar 6 1982;1(8271):552-4. [Medline].

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