Bidirectional Ventricular Tachycardia Induced by Aconiti Lateralis Radix Praeparata: A Case Report

Zhao-Quan Yi, Chun Fan, Yan-Juan Hu, Shi-Jun Zhou


Herbal soups are important therapeutic agents used in Chinese medicine for various conditions. Therefore, aconitine-induced poisoning may be frequently encountered in practice among Chinese communities. However, there is limited information regarding life-threatening bidirectional ventricular tachyarrhythmia induced by aconitine intoxication and its management. We present the case of a 48-year-old woman with bidirectional ventricular tachyarrhythmia attributed to the use of processed Fuzi and describe the successful therapeutic approach adopted in this case.

J Med Cases. 2016;7(3):102-104


Herbal soups; Aconiti Lateralis Radix Praeparata; Bidirectional ventricular tachycardia; Aconitine

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