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Brugada-pattern ECG and cardiac arrest in cocaine toxicity: reading between the white lines
  1. K E Robertson,
  2. T N Martin,
  3. A P Rae
  1. Correspondence to Dr Keith E Robertson; keith.robertson{at}

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A 33-year-old patient presented as an emergency with agitation and central chest tightness. She was diaphoretic and admitted to ingesting 14 g of loosely wrapped cocaine.

Shortly after presentation, she had a generalised tonic–clonic seizure followed by pulseless ventricular tachycardia. Sinus rhythm was restored with a 150-J biphasic DC shock. Post-arrest, she was hypotensive (BP 80/40 mm Hg) …

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  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.

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