Publication/Presentation Date

4-1-2007

Abstract

Oral methadone therapy is an effective and increasingly popular treatment for opioid dependency and chronic pain. Although it is not typically considered pro-dysrhythmic, we present the unique case of a 52-year-old HIV-positive woman without underlying cardiac disease who developed QTc prolongation and pulseless Torsades secondary to high dose methadone therapy.

Volume

32

Issue

3

First Page

275

Last Page

278

ISSN

0736-4679

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

17394991

Department(s)

Toxicology Division, Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty, Department of Emergency Medicine

Document Type

Article

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