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VOLUME 19 , ISSUE 8 ( 2015 ) > List of Articles


An unusual toxicity with beta blocker and calcium channel blocker

Vijay Anand

Keywords : Anesthetic interaction, beta blocker and calcium channel blocker toxicity, hypoperfusion

Citation Information : Anand V. An unusual toxicity with beta blocker and calcium channel blocker. Indian J Crit Care Med 2015; 19 (8):496-498.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.162475

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-08-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


The increasing use of beta and calcium channel blockers for management of cardiac comorbidities has led to more frequent complications in the postoperative period. Anesthetic interaction with these drugs can lead to delayed manifestations of features of toxicity, even when administered in therapeutic doses. We report a case with an uneventful intraoperative period but profound bradycardia and hypotension postoperatively, only relieved with high-dose insulin therapy.

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