Ozone therapy induced sinus arrest in a hypertensive patient with chronic kidney disease: A case report

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Ozone autohemotherapy as an alternative treatment method has been applied to the treatment of several diseases. Here, we report a patient used ozone autohemotherapy to treat her hypertension and diabetes. Nevertheless, the patient occurred sudden dizziness and black haze due to hyperkalemia.

Patient concerns:

A 54-year-old woman who was admitted to our emergency department complaining of sudden dizziness and black haze for 5 hours.


The blood potassium test showed hyperkalemia. Upon further inquiry of her medical history, the patient received ozone autohemotherapy to treat hypertension and diabetes for 9 days prior to admission.


The ozone therapy had been asked to stop. Insulin, sodium bicarbonate, and sodium polystyrene sulfonate were administered to the patient.


After treatment, blood potassium remained in the normal range. After 3 days of treatment, the 24-hour dynamic electrocardiogram revealed sinus rhythm with an average heart rate of 82 beats/min, occasional ventricular premature beats, occasional ventricular premature beats, and no ST segment depression.


Although ozone therapy is widely used in the treatment of several diseases, adverse reactions should be given attention in clinical practice, especially in patients with chronic kidney disease.

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