Arthropod poisons and the cardiovascular system

Mosche Gueron, Reuben Ilia, Giora Margulia

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Animal poisons induce myocardial damage after envenomation. The cardiac manifestations after black widow spider bite are rarely observed and their prognostic significance are not known. Hymenoptera induce anaphylactic manifestations commonly observed in adults with previous coronary artery disease although myocardial involvement is observed in a few without previous heart disease. The mechanism of cardiac involvement after scorpion envenomation has been elucidated, however after widow spider bite or hymenoptera stings the mechanism of myocardial damage of those without previous heart disease is not clear. (C) 2000 W.B. Saunders Company.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)708-714
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2000


  • Bees
  • Black widow
  • Myocardial damage
  • Scorpions
  • Serotherapy


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