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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 127-129

Chronic lithium intoxication: Varying electrocardiogram manifestations


1 Department of Medicine, Manipal University, Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Cardiology, KMC, Manipal University, Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka, India

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M Sudhakar Rao
Department of Cardiology, KMC, Manipal University, Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijp.IJP_204_16

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Lithium is a commonly used drug in psychiatric practice. It is used in the treatment of depression and bipolar disorder. It has a narrow therapeutic index with documented adverse effects even near therapeutic levels. It has myriad of manifestations at toxic levels. The cardiovascular effects range from relatively benign ST-T wave changes to fatal arrhythmias. We describe a case of lithium toxicity which presented as a junctional rhythm and later showed a variety of manifestations such as complete heart block, atrial fibrillation, sinus bradycardia, and finally reverted to sinus rhythm at par with serum lithium levels.






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