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Sudden death following intravenous sodium diphenylhydantoin.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Heart Journal
0002-8703
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
91
Issue
3
Pages
375–377
Identifiers
PMID: 56883
Source
Medline

Abstract

A well-documented (by ECG as well as autopsy) case of fatal ventricular asystole secondary to intravenous administration of sodium diphenylhydantoin is presented. The possible role of ventricular conduction disturbances, hypoxemia, and metabolic abnormalities as precipitating factors are discussed.

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