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A Call to Use and Infuse High Dose Insulin! – Hyperinsulinemia Euglycemia Therapy (HIET) for Beta Blocker and Calcium Channel Blocker Toxicity

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A 45-year-old male is brought into your resuscitation bay by EMS. He was found down, with empty prescription bottles for metoprolol, amlodipine and verapamil on his person. His heart rate is in the 30s and his blood pressure is 80s/40s.
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Hyperinsulinemia Euglycemia Therapy (HIET) for Beta Blocker and Calcium Channel Blocker Toxicity

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Cardiogenic shock from beta blocker/calcium channel blocker overdose can be difficult to treat. HIET is a life-saving treatment modality.
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