A Case of Complete Heart Block Due to Intentional Ingestion of Plant Extracts

K. Prasad, K. Lavanya
2017 Indian Journal of Cardiovascular Disease in Women WINCARS  
AbstractCardiac glycosides are widely available in botanic products and other naturally occurring substances worldwide. Accidental consumption of it leads to digitalis toxicity with varied systemic manifestations. We describe a case of consumption of extract of leaves of the Indian rubber vine plant (Crytostegia grandi flora) which led to gastrointestinal, cardiac, electrolyte, and hematological disturbances.
doi:10.1055/s-0038-1656409 fatcat:opcq6ucrhjgd5ep3vtn5ysvmrq