Journal of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems

Journal of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems
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ISSN: 2376-0419

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Sahraei Z

Sahraei Z

West Indies

  • Case Report
    Poly Pharmacy-Induced Long-QT Syndrome and Torsades de Pointes: A Case Report
    Author(s): Hajiesmaeili M, Afzal G and Sahraei ZHajiesmaeili M, Afzal G and Sahraei Z

    Polypharmacy-induced QT prolongation is a possible hazardous adverse effect of several medication combinations. When QT prolongation leads to torsade de pointes, life-threatening or mortal outcomes can result. A 45-year-old man presented to the emergency department due to the use of methadone in the field with ventricular tachycardia and after successful resuscitation after cardiac arrest, under ICU care, has been exacerbated torsade de point due to polypharmacy with high-dose methadone, the patient had multiple risk factors for prolonged QT syndrome including methadone therapy, multiple drug therapy leading to potential drug interactions, electrolyte disturbances such as hypomagnesaemia. Clinical pharmacy must be aware of multidrug interactions potentiating QT prolongation and leading to torsade de pointes. In this article has emphasized the importance of considering the cumulative e.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2376-0419.1000174

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