PMID: 590294Oct 1, 1977

Attempted suicide with verapamil

European Journal of Cardiology
U de Faire, T Lundman


A 28-yr-old woman was admitted to hospital after a suicide attempt in which she had taken 5600 mg verapamil. On admission she exhibited bradycardia and pronounced hypotension; ECG revealed AV dissociation which persisted for 7 1/2 h after admission. She was discharged well 36 h later.

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