Acute Myocardial Infarction following a possible direct intravenous bite of Russell’s viper (Daboia russelli)

@inproceedings{Silva2012AcuteMI,
  title={Acute Myocardial Infarction following a possible direct intravenous bite of Russell’s viper (Daboia russelli)},
  author={Anjana Silva and Senaka Pilapitiya and Sisira Siribaddana},
  booktitle={BMC Research Notes},
  year={2012}
}
Russell’s viper (Daboia russelli) bites lead to high morbidity and mortality in South Asia. Although variety of clinical manifestations is reported in viper bite victims, myocardial ischemic events are rare. We report a unique case of inferior wall ST elevation myocardial infarction due to a Russell’s viper bite over a vein with possible direct intravenous envenoming, in a young male with no past history or family history suggestive of ischemic cardiac disease, from Sri Lanka. In addition, the… CONTINUE READING
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