Tag Beta-blocker

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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Propanolol Overdose

aka Toxicology Conundrum 044 A 27-year old female weighing 60kg presents to ED approximately one hour after swallowing 70 x 40mg propranolol tablets (= 2.8 grams) with suicidal intent. At the time of assessment she is drowsy (GCS 13) with…
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Sotalol: anti-arrhythmic; low doses = non-selective beta receptor antagonist; high doses = prolongs action potential
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Beta Blockers to Prevent Perioperative MI

The use of Beta-blockers in perioperative medicine has been an issue of intense research in Anaesthesia. Patients that are believed to benefit from beta-blockers are those with risk factors for ischaemic heart disease (HT, DM, hypercholesterolaemia, previous MI, angina, controlled heart failure)

ECG Case 023

Elderly patient with accidental overdose of sotalol. Describe and interpret this ECG. LITFL Top 100 ECG. QT prolongation