Dextropropoxyphene-induced cardiogenic shock: treatment with intra-aortic balloon pump and milrinone


Sir: We admitted a 32-year-old man to the ICU in deep coma, with intraventricular conduction disturbances and a deep shock state after he had ingested 4.5 g dextropropoxyphene. Generalized seizures lasted for several hours not responding to intravenous naloxone, diazepam, phenobarbital, midazolam and diphantoin. Dobutamine and norepinephrine were… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/PL00003771


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