PMID: 591305Nov 1, 1977

Self-poisoning with digitalis glycosides: successful treatment of three cases

Israel Journal of Medical Sciences
H H RotmenschS Laniado


Three patients who attempted suicide with massive digoxin overdoses are described. Peak plasma digoxin levels in the three patients reached 21, 8.2 and 6.2 ng/ml. The clinical condition of the patients was correlated with their plasma digoxin levels. Control of digitalis-induced arrhythmias was achieved with i.v. diphenylhydantoin.

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