Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation due to Venomous Snake BiteCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Raghavendra Rao,
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal-576104, Karnataka, India.
Snake bites are common all around the world with a great prevalence in South Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Although they are associated with common complications such as local swelling, bleeding at site of bite, coagulopathy, etc., few rare cardiac complications such as myocardial infarctions and arrhythmias have also been described in literature. The following is a case report of a patient who had a snake bite with a Russell’s viper which resulted in atrial fibrillation, which resolved on treatment with anti snake venom.
Arrhythmia, Cardiotoxicity, Viper
Samarth Virmani, Rama Bhat, Raghavendra Rao, Raahat Kapur, Savio Dsouza. PAROXYSMAL ATRIAL FIBRILLATION DUE TO VENOMOUS SNAKE BITE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 June [cited: 2017 Jun 28 ]; 11:OD01-OD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Feb 14, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Feb 28, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Mar 13, 2017
Date of Publishing: Jun 01, 2017
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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