Torsade de pointes after administration of droperidol for nausea and vomiting

Esther Choo, Frank S. Weber, Terri Schmidt

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We report an emergency medical services (EMS) case of self-limited torsade de pointes after administration of droperidol for nausea andvomiting in a patient with potential predisposing factors for the development of prolonged QT interval. Despite the reported association with torsade de pointes, many clinicians still consider droperidol to be a safe medication. Rare cardiac side effects may be avoided by reviewing risk factors for prolonged QT interval in individual patients prior to administering droperidol

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-265
Number of pages5
JournalPrehospital Emergency Care
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Fingerprint

Droperidol
Torsades de Pointes
Nausea
Vomiting
Emergency Medical Services
Causality

Keywords

  • Droperidol
  • Emergency medical services
  • QT interval
  • Torsade de pointes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency
  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Torsade de pointes after administration of droperidol for nausea and vomiting. / Choo, Esther; Weber, Frank S.; Schmidt, Terri.

In: Prehospital Emergency Care, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2009, p. 261-265.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Choo, Esther ; Weber, Frank S. ; Schmidt, Terri. / Torsade de pointes after administration of droperidol for nausea and vomiting. In: Prehospital Emergency Care. 2009 ; Vol. 13, No. 2. pp. 261-265.
@article{34081deb58e54c7d821ff27931c6f90b,
title = "Torsade de pointes after administration of droperidol for nausea and vomiting",
abstract = "We report an emergency medical services (EMS) case of self-limited torsade de pointes after administration of droperidol for nausea andvomiting in a patient with potential predisposing factors for the development of prolonged QT interval. Despite the reported association with torsade de pointes, many clinicians still consider droperidol to be a safe medication. Rare cardiac side effects may be avoided by reviewing risk factors for prolonged QT interval in individual patients prior to administering droperidol",
keywords = "Droperidol, Emergency medical services, QT interval, Torsade de pointes",
author = "Esther Choo and Weber, {Frank S.} and Terri Schmidt",
year = "2009",
doi = "10.1080/10903120802706096",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "13",
pages = "261--265",
journal = "Prehospital Emergency Care",
issn = "1090-3127",
publisher = "Informa Healthcare",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Torsade de pointes after administration of droperidol for nausea and vomiting

AU - Choo, Esther

AU - Weber, Frank S.

AU - Schmidt, Terri

PY - 2009

Y1 - 2009

N2 - We report an emergency medical services (EMS) case of self-limited torsade de pointes after administration of droperidol for nausea andvomiting in a patient with potential predisposing factors for the development of prolonged QT interval. Despite the reported association with torsade de pointes, many clinicians still consider droperidol to be a safe medication. Rare cardiac side effects may be avoided by reviewing risk factors for prolonged QT interval in individual patients prior to administering droperidol

AB - We report an emergency medical services (EMS) case of self-limited torsade de pointes after administration of droperidol for nausea andvomiting in a patient with potential predisposing factors for the development of prolonged QT interval. Despite the reported association with torsade de pointes, many clinicians still consider droperidol to be a safe medication. Rare cardiac side effects may be avoided by reviewing risk factors for prolonged QT interval in individual patients prior to administering droperidol

KW - Droperidol

KW - Emergency medical services

KW - QT interval

KW - Torsade de pointes

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=70350635628&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=70350635628&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/10903120802706096

DO - 10.1080/10903120802706096

M3 - Article

VL - 13

SP - 261

EP - 265

JO - Prehospital Emergency Care

JF - Prehospital Emergency Care

SN - 1090-3127

IS - 2

ER -