Heart Views

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 166--168

Cardiovascular complications in ciguatera fish poisoning: A wake-up call


Subramanian Senthilkumaran1, Ramachandran Meenakshisundaram2, Andrew D Michaels3, Ponnuswamy Suresh1, Ponniah Thirumalaikolundusubramanian2 
1 Department of Accident, Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Sri Gokulam Hospitals and Research Institute, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Irungalur, Trichy, India
3 St. Joseph Hospitals, Humboldt Medical Specialists, Eureka, CA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Subramanian Senthilkumaran
Department of Accident, Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Sri Gokulam Hospital and Research Institute, Salem, Tamil Nadu
India

Ciguatera fish poisoning occurs with ingestion of fish containing ciguatoxin. It causes a clinical syndrome that comprises classic gastrointestinal, neurological and cardiovascular symptoms. Ciguatoxin is a sodium channel agonist with cholinergic and adrenergic activity. Although cardiovascular symptoms are rare with ciguatoxin, we report two cases with bradycardia and hypotension. Fatality and long-term sequelae are not uncommon with ciguatoxin poisoning and educating the general population is essential.


How to cite this article:
Senthilkumaran S, Meenakshisundaram R, Michaels AD, Suresh P, Thirumalaikolundusubramanian P. Cardiovascular complications in ciguatera fish poisoning: A wake-up call.Heart Views 2011;12:166-168


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Senthilkumaran S, Meenakshisundaram R, Michaels AD, Suresh P, Thirumalaikolundusubramanian P. Cardiovascular complications in ciguatera fish poisoning: A wake-up call. Heart Views [serial online] 2011 [cited 2022 Aug 14 ];12:166-168
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