Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health
Cardiomyopathy Following Latrodectus Envenomation
- Author(s): Levine, Michael
- Canning, Joshua
- Chase, Robyn
- Ruha, Anne-Michelle
- et al.
Latrodectus envenomations are common throughout the United States and the world. While many envenomations can result in catecholamine release with resultant hypertension and tachycardia, myocarditis is very rare. We describe a case of a 22- year-old male who sustained a Latrodectus envenomation complicated by cardiomyopathy. [West J Emerg Med. 2010; 11(5):521-523.]