Scorpion cardiotoxicity: cardiotoxic effects of Parabuthus, the South African scorpion

Hilary Denis Solomons

Abstract


A range of cardiotoxic abnormalities occur in about one third to one half of patients with systemic envenomation. These effects include atrial tachycardia, ventricular extrasystoles, T wave inversions, ST-T wave changes and, less frequently, bundle branch block. Increased autonomic stimulation caused by increased vagal effects on the heart and sympathetic stimulation are the probable cause of these effects.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24170/16-4-3838

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