Methadone-induced torsade de pointes in a patient with normal baseline QT interval.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Torsade de pointes (TdP) is a life threatening cardiac arrhythmia that is typically associated with prolongation of the QT interval. A wide variety of nonantiarrthymic medications may trigger TdP in patients with prolonged QT interval, only a few reports have described an association between TdP and methadone. We report a case of TdP caused by a large dose of methadone in a patient with presumably normal QT interval at baseline prior to his presentation at the hospital.
  • Authors

    Author List

  • Almehmi A; Malas AM; Yousufuddin M; Rosencrance JG
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  • 147
  • End Page

  • 148
  • Volume

  • 100
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  • 4