Calcium channel blocker ingestion: an evidence-based consensus guideline for out-of-hospital management.

@article{Olson2005CalciumCB,
  title={Calcium channel blocker ingestion: an evidence-based consensus guideline for out-of-hospital management.},
  author={Kenneth R. Olson and Andrew R Erdman and Alan David Woolf and Elizabeth J Scharman and G. Bjorn Christianson and E. Martin Caravati and Paul M. Wax and Lisa L Booze and Anthony S. Manoguerra and D Christopher Keyes and Peter A Chyka and William G. Troutman},
  journal={Clinical toxicology},
  year={2005},
  volume={43 7},
  pages={
          797-822
        }
}
In 2003, U.S. poison control centers were consulted after 9650 ingestions of calcium channel blockers (CCBs), including 57 deaths. This represents more than one-third of the deaths reported to the American Association of Poison Control Centers' Toxic Exposure Surveillance System database that were associated with cardiovascular drugs and emphasizes the importance of developing a guideline for the out-of-hospital management of calcium channel blocker poisoning. The objective of this guideline is… CONTINUE READING

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