Noncardiogenic pulmonary edema complicating massive verapamil overdose

Academic Article


  • Noncardiogenic pulmonary edema has not been (to our knowledge) previously reported associated with a verapamil overdose. We describe a 27-year-old woman who developed this complication after an overdose of 15, 120-mg verapamil tablets (total of 1,800 mg). This report illustrates the possibility of serious pulmonary embarrassment in the course of a verapamil overdose and the need to avoid excessive crystalloid administration during the hypotensive period.
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  • Chest  Journal
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    Author List

  • Leesar MA; Martyn R; Talley JD; Frumin H
  • Start Page

  • 606
  • End Page

  • 607
  • Volume

  • 105
  • Issue

  • 2