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Massive digoxin intoxication. Report of a case with serum digoxin level correlation



Massive digoxin intoxication. Report of a case with serum digoxin level correlation



Acta Cardiologica 30(5): 375-382



The clinical course is described of a patient who took an overdose of 15 mg of digoxin in a suicidal attempt. He developed several cardiac arrhythmias like atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, sino-atrial block. atrio-ventricular block 3 degree and ventricular extrasystoles. His plasma digoxin level rose to 38.7 ng/ml as determined by radioimmunoassay. He was treated with Aprindine and recovered without sequelae. A survey of the complications of acute massive digoxin intoxication is offered as well as a summary of treatment.

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