Quinidine is one of the oldest antiarrhythmics known. Over the years, its use has decreased along with its side effects. Our case describes a 69-year-old woman with recurrent resistant ventricular tachycardia on Quinidine and Amiodarone who presented with acute liver toxicity. Drug-induced liver toxicity was at the top of our differential diagnosis list. Taking multiple factors into consideration, a decision was made to discontinue Quinidine, the patient’s symptoms and lab abnormalities resolved within 1 week, yielding the diagnosis of Quinidine hypersensitivity.
- pacing and electrophysiology
- cardiovascular system
- liver disease
- unwanted effects/adverse reactions
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Contributors LEK helped in data collection and writing of the case report. HA, OS and AE performed case revision and editing.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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