Cardiogenic Shock Due to Aluminum Phosphide Poisoning Treated with Intra-aortic Balloon Pump: A Report of Two Cases.

Author(s) Mehrpour, O.; Asadi, S.; Yaghoubi, M.Ali; Azdaki, N.; Mahmoodabadi, N.; Javadmoosavi, S.Y.
Journal Cardiovasc Toxicol
Date Published 2019 Apr 04
Abstract

The mortality rate from aluminum phosphide (AlP) poisoning is as high as 70-100%, with refractory hypotension and severe metabolic acidosis being the two most common presentations in this poisoning. As this poisoning has no specific antidote, treatments revolve around supportive care. Cardiogenic shock created by toxic myocarditis is considered the main cause of mortality in these patients. Meanwhile, the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) has been suggested for the treatment of cardiogenic shock. This article reports the successful treatment of cardiogenic shock caused by AlP poisoning in a 17-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman using the IABP procedure.

DOI 10.1007/s12012-019-09513-0
ISSN 1559-0259
Citation Mehrpour O, Asadi S, Yaghoubi MA, Azdaki N, Mahmoodabadi N, Javadmoosavi SY. Cardiogenic Shock Due to Aluminum Phosphide Poisoning Treated with Intra-aortic Balloon Pump: A Report of Two Cases. Cardiovasc Toxicol. 2019.

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