dewiki Digitalis-Antidot; enwiki Digoxin immune fab; eswiki Anticuerpos antidigoxina; plwiki Digitalis-Antidot; shwiki Digoksin imun Fab; srwiki Digoksin imun Fab. In life-threatening situations, antidigoxin antibodies must be used. caciones de los anticuerpos antidigoxina en la intoxicación digitálica. Revisio ́n sistema ́tica sobre la efectividad e indicaciones de los anticuerpos antidigoxina en la intoxicacio ́n digita ́lica. [Systematic review of the effectiveness .

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Digitalis intoxication is a frequent outcome of chronic treatment with digitalis glycosides but uncommon following accidental intake or self-poisoning. However, in the presence of potentially lethal arrhythmias and kidney failure difficult decisions must be taken as normal antiarrhythmic therapy may be inappropriate and put the patient at risk. In ventricular arrhythmia, bidirectional ventricular tachycardia BVT anyicuerpos a rare outcome; it is virtually a diagnosis of digitalis toxicity and indicates a life-threatening situation.


We present the case of a year-old woman with antecedents of chronic atrial fibrillation and arterial hypertension, being treated with acenocoumarol, digoxin 0.

In the initial physical examination we found tachypnea, jugular venous distension when reclined at 45 degrees, normotension and a poor general clinical status. She maintained a regimen of 0. Frequency, regularity, and bidirectionality of the QRS complex in the frontal plane led us to diagnose BVT possibly caused by digitalis.

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Given the potential life-threatening risk, disturbed ventricular rhythm in the presence of heart failure, kidney anficuerpos, hyperpotassemia, the fact that antiarrhythmic agents can entail anticuerpks risk and that electric cardioversion is counterindicated, we decided to use specific antidigoxin antibodies.

After monitoring and a negative skin test, the patient was administered mg of antidigoxin Fab with the altered rhythm disappearing within 1 hour of administration Figure 3. Subsequent Doppler echocardiography showed concentric hypertrophy of the left ventricle with conserved systolic function.

Administration of antidigoxin antibodies is a useful, safe alternative in the treatment of arrhythmias due to digitalis intoxication and hyperpotassemia, which is frequently associated with acute toxicity 1 especially in life-threatening situations. Our patient presented Anticueerpos, an infrequent condition 2 almost exclusively associated with digitalis intoxication.


Bidirectional ventricular tachycardia is a polymorphic VT originating below the bundle of His bifurcation in which QRS complex morphology changes beat by beat.

It has an ominous prognosis due to possible degeneration to ventricular fibrillation and sudden death.

Bidirectional Ventricular Tachycardia due to Digitalis Poisoning

Clinical use of antidigoxin Fab fragments was introduced in by Smith et al. Calls from Spain 88 87 40 9 to 18 hours. Images subject to Copyright. Previous Article Vol August Next article.

Bidirectional Ventricular Tachycardia due to Digitalis Poisoning. Iberoamerican Cardiovascular Journals Editors’ Network.