by Sarah Shafer How does a heart break? In the case of beta-blocker (BB) and calcium-channel blocker (CCB) overdose, it’s a lack of calcium. Calcium is essential to muscle contraction, allowing actin and myosin to interact so that the cell shortens. Without calcium, the myosin and actin are blocked from interacting, and the cell stays […]
This week, I am joined by Leon Gussow, MD of the excellent blog: The Poison Review (TPR). TPR is my source for new toxicology articles; I highly recommend it as an incredible read. I got to meet Leon for a few beers a month ago; he is just a great guy. My Canadian pal, Ram, suggested calcium channel blocker OD as a podcast episode. Ram, here you go.