Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation due to Venomous Snake Bite OD01-OD02
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.