Written by Maziyar Rastegar, Maryam Yazdanparast, Sholeh Namazi
Scorpion sting often occurs in tropical areas. Annually, 1.2 million scorpion stings occur. In some case dysfunction of cardiovascular system and death occurs. Scorpion venom affects left ventricle systolic function and causes heart failure. These effects can be determined using electrocardiogram, cardiac enzymes and echocardiography. Therefore, it is very important to determine patients with cardiac dysfunction following scorpion stings and do important treatments for them.
Keywords: Echocardiography, scorpion sting, cardiac dysfunction