Methadone induced torsades de pointes and ventricular fibrillation: A case review

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BACKGROUND Methadone is a synthetic opioid, which has been successfully used in treating heroin addiction and chronic pain syndrome in palliative care for more than 30 years. This drug is a potent blocker of the delayed rectifier potassium ion channel, which may result in corrected QT (QTc) interval prolongation and increased risk of torsades de pointes… (More)

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@inproceedings{Khalesi2014MethadoneIT, title={Methadone induced torsades de pointes and ventricular fibrillation: A case review}, author={Somayeh Khalesi and Hassan Shemirani and Faezeh Dehghani-Tafti}, booktitle={ARYA atherosclerosis}, year={2014} }