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Sudden death following intravenous sodium diphenylhydantoin.

Authors
  • Zoneraich, S
  • Zoneraich, O
  • Siegel, J
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Heart Journal
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1976
Volume
91
Issue
3
Pages
375–377
Identifiers
PMID: 56883
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

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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