Indian Heart J 2020 Sep - Oct;72(5):431-434. Epub 2020 Aug 2.
Division of Biostatistics, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 221005, India.
Objective: This study was done to evaluate myocardial function by 2D Echocardiography and Cardiac biomarkers (cTnI, CK-MB, BNP) changes in patients of scorpion envenomation of grade II-IV and correlate mortality of envenomed children with myocardial dysfunction.
Methods: A total of 40 patients admitted consecutively with grade II and more scorpion envenomation from October 2015 to July2018 were enrolled in the study. The data included demographics, the time of presentation, clinical features, echocardiographic findings, electrocardiographic findings, cardiac biomarker levels at admission and discharge, use of inotropic medication, oral prazosin, time of discharge, and their outcome. Read More