Serena Mann discusses treatment for people who have taken potentially lethal doses of drugs intended for arrhythmia, angina and hypertension
The management of patients who have overdosed with calcium channel blockers (CCBs), which are commonly prescribed for hypertension, arrhythmia and angina, can be difficult but early initiation of the correct treatment increases the likelihood of good outcomes. This article refers to a case study to illustrate the unpredictable nature of overdose with CCBs and describes the treatment needed to reverse their effects.
Emergency Nurse. 21, 10, 36-39. doi: 10.7748/en2014.03.21.10.36.e1287Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Received: 23 January 2014
Accepted: 11 February 2014
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