Tag Beta-Blocker Overdose

Beta-blocker toxicity

Beta blocker overdoses can be relatively benign but a couple can causes serious cardiotoxicity and even death if not managed aggressively.
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Beta-Blocker Overdose

OVERVIEW most ingestions are benign exceptions are those in the elderly those with decreased cardio-respiratory reserve, and those with co-ingestions of other cardiovascularly active agents two beta-blockers require special consideration:— propanolol -> causes sodium channel blockade -> QRS widening ->…