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    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2012; 3(3):245-247
    CLINICAL CASE REPORT BASED STUDY | doi:10.4103/0975-3583.98904

    Slow ventricular response atrial fibrillation related to mad honey poisoning


    Osken A., Yaylacı S.1, Aydın E., Kocayigit .I, Cakar M.A., Tamer A.1, Gündüz H.

    Departments of Cardiology, and 1Internal Medicine, Sakarya University Faculty of Medicine, Sakarya, Turkey



    Mad honey poisoning which is induced by Grayanotoxin (Andromedotoxin), is also known to have adverse effects in the cardiovascular system leading to different clinical entities. This toxin is produced by a member of the Rhododendron genus of plants of two R. Luteum and R. Panticum. In this article, we presented a case of slow ventricular response atrial fibrillation complaints with nausea, vomiting, dizziness and chest pain about an hour after eating honey produced in the Black Sea Region.

    Key words: Atrial fibrillation, mad honey, poisoning.