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Reversal of Haloperidol-Induced Cardiac Arrest by Using Lipid Emulsion

Guy Weinberg, MD; Guido Di Gregorio, MD; David Hiller, MD; Agnes Hewett, MD; and Archie Sirianni, MD
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From University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60612, and Riddle Memorial Hospital, Media, PA 19063.

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest:Patents received: Dr. Weinberg was awarded US Patent 7,261,903 B1, related to lipid therapy.

Ann Intern Med. 2009;150(10):737-738. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-150-10-200905190-00023
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Time course of QTc interval and representative electrocardiogram strips after admission (zero time).

QTc = corrected QT interval. Top. Normalization of QTc was contemporaneous with administration of lipid emulsion and recovery of normal vital signs. Bottom. Electrocardiogram strips at admission (1), shortly after haloperidol administration (2), at cardiac arrest (3), and at recovery (4).

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