alexa Methadone-A Replacement for Deadly Heroin, Can Kill you
ISSN: 2165-7920

Journal of Clinical Case Reports
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Methadone-A Replacement for Deadly Heroin, Can Kill you too!!

Gurveen Malhotra1* and Sivashankar Sivaraman2
1Internal Medicine, Mt Sinai Hospital, Chicago, USA
2Pulmonary and Critical Care, Mt Sinai Hospital, Chicago, USA
Corresponding Author : Gurveen Malhotra
PGY-3, Department of Internal Medicine
Mt Sinai Hospital, Chicago, USA
Tel: 773-610-8973
E-mail: [email protected]
Received April 20, 2015; Accepted June 22, 2015; Published June 26, 2015
Citation: Malhotra G, Sivaraman S (2015) Methadone-A Replacement for Deadly Heroin, Can Kill you too!! J Clin Case Rep 5:551. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000551
Copyright: © 2015 Malhotra G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
 

Abstract

Methadone is widely used as a replacement for heroin addiction and an inexpensive treatment for chronic pain.
We report the case of a 51 year old male on high dose methadone treatment for heroin addiction who presented
with prolonged QT interval on electrocardiogram and later had a cardiac arrest with Torsades de Pointes (TdP), a
rare complication

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