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Acute Myocardial infarction following a Russell's viper bite: a case report.
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PMID:  22640400     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: Snake bite is a common and devastating environmental hazard, especially in rural areas of tropical countries. Acute myocardial infarction caused by snakebite has rarely been reported. To our knowledge we found only 10 cases of Myocardial infarction following a viper bite in English literature. Case Presentation: We report a case of inferior ST elevation myocardial infarction following a Russell's viper bite in a 37 year old healthy Sri Lankan (South Asian) female with no past history of cardiac disease or cardiac risk factors who died 30 hours following the bite. CONCLUSION: The course of events with respect to myocardium suggests a direct toxic effect of the venom on myocardial tissue or coronary vasoconstriction. Physicians should bear in mind the complications and devastating sequela of Myocardial infarction following Russell's viper bite.
Authors:
Mahboob Niraj; Jayamalee L Jayaweera; Indunil Wgd Kumara; Nirmali Waj Tissera
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-28
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Title:  International archives of medicine     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1755-7682     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101317943     Medline TA:  Int Arch Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  16     Citation Subset:  -    
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