QTc prolongation and torsades de pointes associated with methadone therapy.

Abstract

Oral methadone therapy is an effective and increasingly popular treatment for opioid dependency and chronic pain. Although it is not typically considered pro-dysrhythmic, we present the unique case of a 52-year-old HIV-positive woman without underlying cardiac disease who developed QTc prolongation and pulseless Torsades secondary to high dose methadone therapy.

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@article{Routhier2007QTcPA, title={QTc prolongation and torsades de pointes associated with methadone therapy.}, author={Denise D Routhier and Kenneth Darren Katz and Daniel E. Brooks}, journal={The Journal of emergency medicine}, year={2007}, volume={32 3}, pages={275-8} }