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A case of toad venom-induced digitalis toxicity is presented. A pause of 13.5 s was noted in the patient taking a Chinese medication which contained toad venom. This is the first case report of clinical digitalis toxicity related to toad venom in Western society.
INTRODUCTION Severe high-output cardiac failure is a serious complication of high-flow vascular access requiring immediate intervention. Ischemic hepatitis is defined as a massive increase in serum transaminase levels due to an imbalance between hepatic oxygen supply and demand in the absence of other acute causes of liver damage. It is typically preceded… (More)