Fluoroacetamide Poisoning in Man: The Role of Ionized Calcium

  • U. Taitelman
  • A. Roy (Shapira)
  • E. Hoffer
Part of the Archives of Toxicology book series (TOXICOLOGY, volume 6)


Two cases are reported of severe acute fluoroacetamide poisoning in man, with successful treatment of the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias by the administration of calcium chloride. The arrhythmias were preceded by prolongation of the QT interval in the ECG. Calcium chloride therapy restored to normal the markedly prolonged QT interval.

Key words

Fluoroacetamide Monoacetin (glyceryl monoacetate) Ionized calcium QTc interval 







QT interval corrected to heart rate according to Bazzet’s (1918) formula: \( QTC = Q - T/\sqrt {R - R} \) , QT and RR are time intervals in seconds, \( \sqrt {RR} = square \) root of the RR interval


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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Taitelman
    • 1
  • A. Roy (Shapira)
    • 1
  • E. Hoffer
    • 1
  1. 1.Technion Medical SchoolRambam Medical CenterHaifaIsrael

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