Successful treatment of severe calcium channel blocker poisoning: a clinical case


  • S.M. Nedashkivskyi Shupyk National University of Public Health of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • D.K. Lisnyak Irpin Central City Hospital, Irpin, Kyiv region, Ukraine
  • G.A. Milienko Irpin Central City Hospital, Irpin, Kyiv region, Ukraine
  • Yu.B. Kozlovskyi Irpin Central City Hospital, Irpin, Kyiv region, Ukraine
  • A.D. Doroshenko Irpin Central City Hospital, Irpin, Kyiv region, Ukraine



poisoning by cardiotoxic drugs, nifedipine, antidotes


The article describes the successful experience of treating a female patient with severe poisoning by a mixture of drugs with a predominant cardiotoxic effect. The number of drugs taken was many times higher than the potentially lethal dose. Hemodynamics has been supported by vasopressors and inotropic drugs for a long time, antidotes, sorbents, detoxification agents were used. Due to inadequate spontaneous ventilation, the patient was on artificial lung ventilation for 24 days. After 26 days in the intensive care unit, she was transferred to the therapeutic department in a stable state and without neurological deficit. We believe that this material will be useful for intensive care physicians when providing emergency care to patients in such situations.


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