Life-threatening ventricular tachycardia due to liquorice-induced hypokalaemia.

  title={Life-threatening ventricular tachycardia due to liquorice-induced hypokalaemia.},
  author={Jan W Eriksson and Bo C Carlberg and V S Hill{\"o}rn},
  journal={Journal of internal medicine},
  volume={245 3},
We report on a patient with hypokalaemia and severe ventricular tachycardia of torsades de pointes type which turned out to be caused by an apparent mineralocorticoid excess syndrome associated with liquorice consumption. The patient, a 44-year-old woman, attended the hospital because of irregular heart rhythm and she displayed repeated episodes of life… CONTINUE READING