Chloral hydrate overdose and cardiac arrhythmias.

Academic Article


  • Two cases of chloral hydrate overdosage were associated with multiform ventricular tachycardia. Both were refractory to a number of antiarrhythmics, but responded to propranolol administration. Two of nine other cases reported in the literature also responded to beta-blocking agents. Mechanisms for the arrhythmia and its apparent response to beta blockade are discussed.
  • Published In

  • Chest  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Adolescent, Aged, Arrhythmias, Cardiac, Chloral Hydrate, Electrocardiography, Female, Heart Ventricles, Humans, Male, Propranolol, Tachycardia
  • Author List

  • Bowyer K; Glasser SP
  • Start Page

  • 232
  • End Page

  • 235
  • Volume

  • 77
  • Issue

  • 2