Acute Myocardial Infarction -Rare Complication of Snake Bite: A case report

Author : Dr. J.A. Vasanthakumar, Dr. N. Kalaisezhian, Dr. Manohari Ramachandran and Dr. M.C. Vasif Mayan

Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a rare complication of snake bite with few reported cases in literature. Ischemic cardiac events, arrhythmias and cardiac tamponade rarely occur after viper bites. We report a case of inferior wall ST segment elevation myocardial infarction in a 43 year old previously healthy male following Russellís viper bite which is an extremely rare presentation.

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