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Electrocardiologic and echocardiographic findings in patients with scorpion sting

(2013) Electrocardiologic and echocardiographic findings in patients with scorpion sting. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal.


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Dear Editor, Scorpion sting is a major public health problem in many parts of the world. High prevalence, severity of symptoms and difficulty of treatment are problems of scorpion sting (1). This problem is more prevalent in tropical and subtropical areas. These areas include the North- Saharan African, Sahelian Africa, South Africa, the Middle East, southern India, Mexico, Latin America and the Andean region (2). The most acceptable hypotheses for pathogenesis of cardiac damage secondary to scorpion bites are increase catecholamine due to the direct stimulatory effect of scorpion venom on the adrenal glands or a direct sympathomimetic cardiac effect of the venom (3). ECG changes resulting from scorpion stings maybe recorded on admission or several hours later. These changes could have a very wide range. Earliest recorded findings are sinus tachycardia. However, the percentage of patients with bradycardia may also be present (4)....

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Echocardiography Electrocardiography Scorpions adultclinical articlecross-sectional studydisease severityechocardiographyelectrocardiographyfemaleheart atrium fibrillationheart injuryhumaninsect stinglettermaleprevalencescorpionsinus bradycardiaST segment depressionT wave inversiontachycardia
Subjects: Cardiovascular System > WG 120-180 Cardiovascular Diseases, Diagnosis, and Therapeutics
Cardiovascular System > WG 200-460 Heart. Heart Diseases
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور

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