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Bradycardia in a patient taking black cohosh.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20955128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cimicifuga racemosa, better known as black cohosh, has been widely used in Western cultures as a herbal treatment for relieving symptoms of menopause. It has previously been linked to cases of liver toxicity. We report a case of reversible complete heart block in a woman who had recently begun taking a herbal supplement containing black cohosh. We review the known side effect profile of black cohosh and its relationship to our case.
Scott C McKenzie; Atifur Rahman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  193     ISSN:  0025-729X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-19     Completed Date:  2010-11-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  479-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Bradycardia / chemically induced*
Cimicifuga / adverse effects*
Heart Block / chemically induced*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Phytotherapy / adverse effects*
Plant Extracts / adverse effects*
Plant Preparations / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Plant Extracts; 0/Plant Preparations; 0/Remifemin

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