Acute verapamil poisoning: Successful treatment with epinephrine

M. Chimienti, M. Previtali, A. Medici, M. Piccinini

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Acute intoxication with verapamil (2400 mg) induced A-V dissociation and circulatory failure in a 38-year-old woman with no previous cardiac disease. Resumption of A-V conduction was observed after administration of orciprenalin, calcium gluconate, and dopamine, with no effect on blood pressure. Epinephrine infusion finally restored satisfactory blood pressure level and allowed a favorable outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-222
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Cardiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1982


  • A-V block
  • Calcium antagonist
  • Epinephrine
  • Verapamil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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