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18 Possible Causes for Cardiac Arrhythmia, Patient Appears Acutely Ill, Tactile Hallucination

  • Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium

    hallucinations Uncontrollable tremors Seizures DTs can be fatal without treatment, due to the increased risk of developing respiratory arrest, aspiration pneumonitis, or[waypointrecoverycenter.com] The main symptoms of delirium tremens are nightmares, agitation, global confusion, disorientation, visual and auditory hallucinations, tactile hallucinations, fever, high[en.wikipedia.org] The most common conditions leading to death in patients with DTs are respiratory failure and cardiac arrhythmias.[emedicine.com]

  • Cardiac Glycoside Plant Poisoning

    Visual and tactile hallucinations and psychoses are common.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com] arrhythmias [2] .[roaic.eg.net] Acute yellow oleander (Thevetia peruviana) poisoning: cardiac arrhythmias, electrolyte disturbances, and serum cardiac glycoside concentrations on presentation to hospital[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Cocaine Abuse

    hallucinations ("coke bugs") Sexual dysfunction in both males and females Reproductive damage and infertility Sudden death - even one use can cause overdose or death Addiction[cesar.umd.edu] Well known are the systemic effects of cocaine abuse (acute myocardial infarction, cardiac arrhythmias, aortic ruptures, cerebrovascular accidents).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] These cellular effects of cocaine cumulate into serious conditions such as heart attacks and cardiac arrhythmias, which may be fatal.[drugabuse.net]

  • Phencyclidine Intoxication

    Cocaine Mechanism block biogenic amine (DA, NE, 5HT) reuptake Intoxication presentation mental status changes euphoria, psychomotor agitation, grandiosity, hallucinations[medbullets.com] With higher doses, symptoms can progress to sweating, tremors, confusion, hyperactivity, seizures, stroke, cardiac arrhythmias, and sudden death.[usmleforum.com] Patients who have persistent chest pain despite standard treatment, hypotension, congestive heart failure, or cardiac arrhythmia require hospitalization for further evaluation[basicmedicalkey.com]

  • Mushroom Poisoning

    Perceptual abnormalities include visual hallucinations, distorted body image, sounds and tactile sensation.[patient.info] Cardiac markers of the patients were found to be normal.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The most common ECG abnormalities in the patients with MP were sinus tachycardia, sinus arrhythmia, ST/T inversion, 1st degree AV block and QT prolongation, respectively.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Crack Ingestion

    hallucinations Heart attack and heart disease Stroke Respiratory failure Brain seizures Sexual dysfunction (for both men and women) Reproductive damage and infertility (for[cesar.umd.edu] The patients developed severe illness within 12 h of ingesting ecstasy, suggesting that there is an acute drop in serum Na concentration secondary to unrestricted fluid ingestion[academic.oup.com] By any route, cocaine can cause myocardial infarction, cardiac arrhythmia and seizure. Cocaine is highly addictive.[amjmed.org]

  • Alcohol Withdrawal Seizures

    hallucinations Uncontrollable tremors Seizures DTs can be fatal without treatment, due to the increased risk of developing respiratory arrest, aspiration pneumonitis, or[waypointrecoverycenter.com] Its signs and symptoms include: extreme confusion extreme agitation a fever seizures tactile hallucinations, such as having a sense of itching, burning, or numbness that isn[healthline.com] Delirium tremens can also lead to cardiac arrhythmia and respiratory failure, which can be fatal if left untreated.[therecoveryvillage.com]

  • Acute Alcohol Intoxication

    […] disturbances 0 None 1 Mild itching (e.g., pins and needles, burning, numbness) 7 Continuous hallucinations Auditory disturbances 0 Not present 1 Mild harshness or ability[emsreference.com] arrhythmias.[symptoma.com] Continued monitoring of electrolyte balance and repletion as indicated to avoid significant alterations to cardiac conduction and pre-disposition to arrhythmias.[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Benzodiazepine Overdose

    Cocaine Mechanism block biogenic amine (DA, NE, 5HT) reuptake Intoxication presentation mental status changes euphoria, psychomotor agitation, grandiosity, hallucinations[step2.medbullets.com] Serious adverse experiences were reported in 4 patients; these included seizures and cardiac arrhythmias.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Elvis Presley Age: 42 Year of death: 1977 Cause of death: Officially attributed to cardiac arrhythmia, but toxicology results identified 14 drugs in his system, including[eu.usatoday.com]

  • Alcoholic Gastritis

    ., sweating or pulse rate greater than 100), increased hand tremor, insomnia, nausea or vomiting, transient visual, tactile or auditory hallucinations or illusions, psychomotor[aafp.org] Cardiovascular-- The chronic, heavy use of alcohol is associated with hypertension, vascular abnormalities, cardiomegaly and cardiac arrhythmias.[nurseslearning.com] It is associated with an increased incidence of cardiac arrhythmia, hypertension, stroke, acute hepatitis, cirrhosis, gastritis, pancreatitis, syncope, amnesia and personality[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

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