Bradycardia in a patient taking black cohosh

McKenzie, Scott C. and Rahman, Atifur (2010) Bradycardia in a patient taking black cohosh. Medical Journal of Australia, 193 8: 479-481.

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Author McKenzie, Scott C.
Rahman, Atifur
Title Bradycardia in a patient taking black cohosh
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
1326-5377
Publication date 2010-10-18
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 193
Issue 8
Start page 479
End page 481
Total pages 3
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract Cimicifuga racemosa, better known as black cohosh, has been widely used in Western cultures as a herbal treatment for relieving symptoms of menopause. It has previously been linked to cases of liver toxicity. We report a case of reversible complete heart block in a woman who had recently begun taking a herbal supplement containing black cohosh. We review the known side effect profile of black cohosh and its relationship to our case. ©The Medical Journal of Australia 2010
Keyword Heart block
Middle aged
Female
Menopause
Plant preparations
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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