Managing acute beta blocker overdose

Sam Kini, Becky Abell, Christine Carr

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Abstract

The serious cardiovascular consequences of beta blocking drugs in an attempted suicide or accidental overdose range from hypotension to cardiogenic shock, with respiratory depression also a possibility, and the variable pharmacokinetics of products within this drug class complicate the clinical challenge,The authors point the way toward identifying the problem and stabilizing the patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-16
Number of pages5
JournalEmergency Medicine
Volume38
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

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Attempted Suicide
Cardiogenic Shock
Respiratory Insufficiency
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Hypotension
Pharmacokinetics

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  • Emergency Medicine

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Kini, S., Abell, B., & Carr, C. (2006). Managing acute beta blocker overdose. Emergency Medicine, 38(12), 12-16.

Managing acute beta blocker overdose. / Kini, Sam; Abell, Becky; Carr, Christine.

In: Emergency Medicine, Vol. 38, No. 12, 01.12.2006, p. 12-16.

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Kini, S, Abell, B & Carr, C 2006, 'Managing acute beta blocker overdose', Emergency Medicine, vol. 38, no. 12, pp. 12-16.
Kini S, Abell B, Carr C. Managing acute beta blocker overdose. Emergency Medicine. 2006 Dec 1;38(12):12-16.
Kini, Sam ; Abell, Becky ; Carr, Christine. / Managing acute beta blocker overdose. In: Emergency Medicine. 2006 ; Vol. 38, No. 12. pp. 12-16.
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