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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

    Authors:

    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

     

    Abstract:

    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.