Hemodynamic effects following injection of venom from the scorpion Leiurus quinquestriatus.

@article{Tarasiuk1994HemodynamicEF,
  title={Hemodynamic effects following injection of venom from the scorpion Leiurus quinquestriatus.},
  author={Ariel Tarasiuk and Shaul Sofer and S I Huberfeld and Steven M. Scharf},
  journal={Journal of critical care},
  year={1994},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={134-40}
}
PURPOSE The present study tested the hypothesis that scorpion sting induces left ventricular (LV) hypokinesia and myocardial ischemia shortly after injection due to reduction of coronary blood flow (CBF) and increased oxygen demand. METHODS In 5 mechanically ventilated, open-chest dogs, we measured LV function following i.v. injection of venom (0.05 mg/kg) obtained from the scorpion Leiurus quinquestriatus. Hemodynamic responses to the venom were followed up for 90 minutes. RESULTS The… CONTINUE READING

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