Issue: 2019 > November > case report

Acute calcium channel blocker withdrawal-induced cardiac arrest

L.E.J. Peeters, C.A. den Uil, L. Feyz, P.M.L.A. van den Bemt, J. Daemen, J. Versmissen
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Acute withdrawal of calcium channel blockers can lead to the so-called calcium channel blocker withdrawal phenomenon, in particular, when high dosages are used. In the case presented, inadequate drug substitution led to this phenomenon which resulted in a serious course of events. Careful monitoring the process of drug substitution with respect to equal therapeutic dosages is therefore a necessity, especially in vulnerable patients.