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World J Clin Cases. Nov 26, 2022; 10(33): 12416-12421
Published online Nov 26, 2022. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v10.i33.12416
Acute myocardial necrosis caused by aconitine poisoning: A case report
Yu-Ping Liao, Li-Han Shen, Li-Hua Cai, Jie Chen, Han-Quan Shao
Yu-Ping Liao, Li-Han Shen, Li-Hua Cai, Jie Chen, Han-Quan Shao, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Dongguan People’s Hospital, Dongguan 523058, Guangdong Province, China
Author contributions: Shao HQ and Liao YP designed the study; Cai LH and Chen J collected the data; Liao YP, Shao HQ, and Shen LH wrote the manuscript; All authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by Dongguan Science and Technology of Social Development Program, No. 202050715001213.
Informed consent statement: This study was approved by the Clinical Ethics Committee of Dongguan People’s Hospital (KYKT2021-028). Informed written consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this report and any accompanying images.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors report no relevant conflicts of interest for this article.
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Corresponding author: Han-Quan Shao, Doctor, Associate Chief Physician, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Dongguan People’s Hospital, No. 3 Wandao Avenue, Wanjiang District, Dongguan 523058, Guangdong Province, China.
Received: September 3, 2022
Peer-review started: September 3, 2022
First decision: September 26, 2022
Revised: October 13, 2022
Accepted: October 24, 2022
Article in press: October 24, 2022
Published online: November 26, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: Aconitine poisoning can cause severe cardiotoxicity. In this patient, aconitine poisoning led to life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia and cardiogenic shock, ultimately requiring a heart transplantation as a cure.