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Pediatric Emergency Care:
doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3181b0a504
CME Review Article

Calcium Channel Blocker Toxicity

Arroyo, Anna Maria MD*; Kao, Louise W. MD†

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Calcium channel blockers continue to be used for the management of a wide variety of adult and pediatric conditions including hypertension, angina pectoris, atrial arrhythmias, Raynaud phenomenon, and migraine headaches. With increased use comes increased potential for misuse and abuse. This article serves as a review of calcium channel blocker physiology with emphasis on presentation and management of the pediatric patient with calcium channel blocker toxicity.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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