Brugada-like EKG pattern and myocardial effects in a chronic propofol abuser

  title={Brugada-like EKG pattern and myocardial effects in a chronic propofol abuser},
  author={I. Riezzo and F. Centini and M. Neri and G. Rossi and Elpis Spanoudaki and E. Turillazzi and V. Fineschi},
  journal={Clinical Toxicology},
  pages={358 - 363}
  • I. Riezzo, F. Centini, +4 authors V. Fineschi
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Toxicology
  • Introduction. Cases of death are reported due to medical use of propofol, whereas deaths due to recreational purpose are unusual. Case report. A 26-year-old Caucasian man, physician trainee in anesthesiology, was referred to an intensive care unit. The man was found unconscious in his bed with a butterfly-needle canalized into the vein of the left forearm and connected to an empty syringe. Transferred to the local hospital, the patient was monitored, and EKG showed typical Brugada features in… CONTINUE READING
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