Ventricular tachycardia following naloxone administration in an illicit drug misuse.

A case of ventricular tachycardia in a 37-year-old man after ingestion of heroin and cocaine, treated with naloxone is described. The arrhythmia is attributed to unopposed sympathomemetic effects of cocaine following administration of naloxone. The pro-rhythmogenic effects of naloxone may have contributed to the arrhythmia. He was initially treated… (More)