June 1986

Hemofiltration in Digoxin Overdose

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories.

Arch Intern Med. 1986;146(6):1219-1220. doi:10.1001/archinte.1986.00360180239036

• We used hemofiltration to treat a patient with digoxin overdose complicated by refractory hyperkalemia, congestive heart failure, chronic renal failure, and complete atrioventricular heart block. Hemofiltration was associated with a progressive fall in plasma digoxin level and potassium level. This was accompanied by resolution of the heart failure and complete heart block. Hemofiltration appears to provide a therapeutic alternative in digoxin overdose.

(Arch Intern Med 1986;146:1219-1220)