Calcium channel blocker toxicity

Anna Maria Arroyo, Louise W. Kao

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

21 Scopus citations


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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)532-541
Number of pages10
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2009


  • Calcium channel blocker
  • Glucagon
  • Insulin
  • Lipid emulsion
  • Poisoning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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