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Yim KM, Tse ML, Lau FL
Correspondence: Dr Yim Kin-Ming, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chinese medicine plays an important role in providing medical care for people in countries with large Chinese communities, including Hong Kong. The aconite herb is one of the commonly-prescribed ingredients for various clinical problems. However, due to its narrow therapeutic index, toxicities are not uncommonly encountered, including life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias like ventricular arrhythmias. We report a 57-year-old woman with reversible intraventricular conduction defect attributed to the use of processed Fuzi.
Keywords: aconitine poisoning, intraventricular conduction defect, reversible intraventricular conduction defect, processed Fuzi, right bundle branch block
Singapore Med J 2009; 50(8): e302-e305