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Cardiac arrest following paracetamol overdose complicated by hypokalaemia

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Abstract We present a case of paracetamol overdose in a 34-year-old female with a history of depression and alcoholism. Following treatment with N-acetylcysteine (Parvolex®) our patient developed ventricular tachycardia resulting in cardiac arrest from which she was successfully resuscitated. Subsequent ECG demonstrated prolongation of the QTc interval and repeat blood…

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