Cardiotoxic drugs

R. W. Derlet, B. Z. Horowitz

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This article describes the cardiovascular effects and treatment of patients who have used cardiotoxic drugs. The discussion includes cocaine, methamphetamine, cyclic antidepressants, calcium channel blockers, beta- blockers, and digoxin. The authors review treatment controversies and emphasize the acute aspects of toxicity commonly seen in the emergency department.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)771-791
Number of pages21
JournalEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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